Normal Delivery VS C Section, What To Choose?

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After getting pregnant, people will constantly ask you is what way of delivery are choosing. To choose either of it you should know to have complete knowledge of both. Here is everything you need to know about Normal and C section Delivery for helping you choose the best optionthat suits you.

Normal/Vaginal Birth

Vaginal birth is a natural way of birthing, you will have your older relatives suggesting you choose it. The recovery after a vaginal birth is much faster. A vaginal birth will not involve any incision or major scarring. The chances of developing complications at the time of childbirth are much lesser. As per the American Pregnancy Association, mothers who opt for a vaginal birth have a lower mortality risk. Going through natural delivery can be a really long and tiring process for the mother.
Women who undergo vaginal births avoid having major surgery and its associated risks, such as severe bleeding, scarring, infections, reactions to anesthesia and more longer-lasting pain.  During vaginal birth, there is a risk of tearing and stretching that may cause injury in the pelvic muscle that controls the urine and bowel moments. Some studies have found that women who have delivered vaginally are more likely to have problems with bowel or urinary incontinence than women who have had C-sections. They are also prone to leak urine when they cough, sneeze or laugh. After a vaginal delivery, a woman may also experience lingering pain in the perineum, the area between her vagina and anus. Vaginal birth may also cause sexual problems after the baby is born between you and your partner.
Vaginal birth has several benefits on the baby too, You baby and your body will start to prepare and progress naturally for vaginal birth. As your baby passes through the vagina, all the amniotic fluid in your baby’s lungs will expel naturally. During vaginal birth, your baby will also ingest some protective bacteria that will colonize in its intestines. These will boost the baby’s immune system. Babies born through normal delivery are less at risk with breathing problems at birth.

C- Section Delivery

In a cesarean birth, childbirth happens with the help of an incision made through your abdominal wall and uterus. It is slowly becoming a popular choice of birthing in recent times. As c-section is a planned surgical procedure you know exactly when your baby will be delivered which gives you the time to prepare yourself mentally and physically.
Having a C-section also increases a woman’s risk for more physical complaints following delivery, such as pain or infection at the site of the incision and longer-lasting soreness. Because a woman is undergoing surgery, a C-section involves an increased risk of blood loss and a greater risk of infection. The bowel or bladder can be injured during the operation or a blood clot could be formed which causes complications in the mother post-delivery. Women who go through C- section take longer to recover and all her surgical scars take around 2 months to finally heal. Women are 3 times more likely to die during C-Section delivery than vaginal birth, due mostly to blood clots, infections and complications from anesthesia, according to a French study.
Babies born by C-section may be more likely to have breathing problems at birth and even during childhood, such as asthma. They may also be at greater risk for stillbirth. During a C-section, there is a small risk that a baby can get nicked during the surgery.
the risk of suffering from sexual problems after birth is lower. Your baby too has lesser chances of suffering from any birth trauma, as the use of forceps is minimal.

The choice of delivery is very unique and personal to each mother and it should be a decision of the mother and the partner, whatever you are inclined towards should be thoroughly discussed with you doctor who can evaluate your overall health and help you choose.

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