What to choose - normal childbirth or surgery?
|Predictability. This means that you know in a few days or weeks when the delivery will take place (unless something unexpected has happened).||Less spontaneous. In recent weeks, tensions have increased: when will the child be born? Many women are full of anticipation and enjoy these moments of uncertainty. Because of the operation, a woman cannot take advantage of the "surprise effect."|
|Ease. Caesarean section does not require preparation. You do not need to get acquainted with the different phases of birth. However, you need to attend courses for pregnant women, because you need to know more about pregnancy and child care.||
Postpartum pain. After the operation, you will feel a scar on the pubic bone in the pelvic region and you will not be able to stand for a long time. You will need help if your baby cries because you can't lift him out of the crib and bring him to your bed.There may be a urinary catheter and possibly drainage for the scar, through which excess blood passes.
It will take about six weeks to complete healing. You will feel a scar for several weeks longer, and it will remain for many years.
|Less fights. When contractions appear, you have already been given general anesthesia or local anesthesia (spinal or epidural), and you will not feel anything. But even for regular births, you can ask for an epidural.||Long stay in the clinic. After a cesarean section, the clinic stays longer. On average, after an uncomplicated operation - 6.5 days. Uncomplicated vaginal delivery gives you the opportunity to return after 4 days.|
Avoid danger. There is no risk of rupture or episiotomy. Problems with the placenta less often than from natural birth.
After cesarean, the vagina will not change - this is a kind of peace of mind for those women who are afraid of changes in sensitivity during sex after normal delivery. The operation does not always prevent problems in the pelvic region, as they arise primarily from the impact of the fetus. The pelvic muscles need to be strengthened after giving birth in any case.