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I read this article in the paper and thought I would share. I don't personally know anyone who would choose to have a c-section then actually push but in case you do, here is some food for thought.
My mom had all 3 of us kids by c-section. My oldest sibling was going to be too big for delivery. Since they only did c-section vertically back then, my brother and I both had be delivered by c-section.
My sister's first baby was also big, so she had to do a c-section as well. She also had one for her 2nd boy as well.
We all turned out just fine. I may consider a c-section myself since one, baby is already measuring ahead (big babies run in my family, especially the 1st one), and two, I had back surgery 2 years ago, and the stress of pushing may reherniate my discs.
They are comparing it to a test on mice? My daughter was a c-section b/c she was breech and was a perfectly healthy baby and is actually advanced for her age.
Well yes I think it is stupid to choose a c-section if there is no reason for it, I think this article is stupid. A c-section was something that was safer for me and my daughter and I will be having another on this time.
I know this post was well-intentioned, but I feel like there's sooooo much being piled on women who get c-sections. Sure, there are unnecessary c-sections performed, but the fact of the matter is that c-sections, which we now take for granted, have played a tremendous role in the reduction of mortality in childbirth, for both mother and baby. They're often a very medically necessary procedure.
I don't think any of us goes into pregnancy thinking, "hey, c-sections sound like fun! I totally want one!" But sometimes, it's just the reality of the situation. This is my first pregnancy, so obviously I don't know personally, but I get the sense that articles like this really only serve to make mothers who've had to have a c-section feel upset.