So, experts have found that a whole lot more danger comes with caesareans than they thought. Yet another reason why this major operation should only be reserved for those who medically need it, if you ask me.
Caesareans are more dangerous than previously thought, experts say.
As a result, midwives are calling for them to be used as a last resort only. The warning comes after it was realised just how high the risk of infection was after the operation.
One in ten women get an infection following a caesarian, a recent study has found. This leaves these women facing a much longer spell in hospital to recover. Meanwhile it is often difficult for these women to bond with, and care for, their babies.
Midwives have deemed caesareans should only be carried out when there is a ‘high clinical need’. This decision may however seem confusing to those who last year welcomed the news the NHS were prepared to give caesareans to those mothers anxious about giving birth.
A quarter of babies are now delivered by caesarian. High clinical need situations include twins and triplets, mothers with high blood pressure and diabetes.
It has even been found that caesarian scarring, resulting from infections spreading to the womb, make it harder for women to conceive in the future.
I personally think this is welcome news. Controversial as it may seem, I really do believe that women should give birth naturally unless there is very strong medical reasons why they cannot. No one likes the idea of giving birth but it is all part of the process. To me, this idea of electing for a caesarian is yet another symptom of the ’something for nothing’ culture we live in. Mothers are coming across as too lazy to bother going through the natural process.
I also cannot think of anything worse than having a caesarian. I cannot bare the thought of being cut open and then having a horrible wound which takes weeks to heal. Obviously a whole lot of recovery is required after a natural birth but there is something comforting in knowing nature intended you to do it that way and will aid the process of helping you get back to normal.
For anyone in favour of a caesarian, I would ask you, would you really get the same satisfaction when your baby is placed in your arms, knowing the baby had been pulled out of you by a surgeon’s hands, over putting your all, and then some, into bringing that baby into the world with your own blood, sweat and tears?
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