Hello, dear future mothers. I want to share with you the doubts that tormented me at the end of pregnancy. I had a choice – which is better, cesarean section or natural childbirth.
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My friend, who gave birth two months earlier, agitated me to repeat her way and make a cesarean. She recommended her doctor – an excellent specialist with whom you can negotiate. I doubted, and a friend showered me with arguments. Look how many of our friends have done that! She said.
The idea seemed tempting to me. After all, this option eliminates any surprises that may arise during childbirth. There will be no long and painful bouts. She fell asleep under anesthesia, and woke up – already mom. And no problems with sex life in the future. In theory, everything looked very good.
But it’s not for nothing that a caesarean is prescribed only for medical reasons. If there were only virtues in it, then Caesarians would be all without exception. Everything should be as provided by nature – the inner voice told me. After all, no health problems have been observed. My pregnancy could be considered exemplary: there was no toxicosis or other pathologies. And the pelvis can not be called narrow.
On persuasion and fashion trends, I did not give in. Having devoted a lot of time to this question, I chose natural childbirth. After they do not need hospitalization, there is no need for painkillers and antibiotics, which my baby will get with milk. We do not need both of us to undergo anesthesia.
I decided that it would be useful for my baby to walk along the path provided by nature. It will be tempered and along the way it will accumulate beneficial bacteria. So she can better adapt to real conditions that are so different from her comfortable aquarium.
Having made a choice, I calmed down and stopped being tormented by doubts. Even sleep has become better!
When the crucial moment of delivery came, I was confident in myself and my abilities. I never regretted my decision. And my daughter was born eight hours after the start of labor.
On this day, I often recalled the phrase read in the female novel: Childbirth is a pain that tears the body apart. Do not believe. It is not true. Toothache is stronger. If the birth is natural, the body itself releases hormones to relieve pain. I felt their power on me.
I wish you good luck. When the time comes and your baby is asked to be born, remember that childbirth is a process that is directly related to your mood and psychological state. Believe in your strength and be optimistic.
Each childbirth is individual, so the statement does not believe the pain is very controversial. in addition to a different pain threshold for each person, there is also such a moment as during the first period of labor: if contractions are terminated with a rupture of the membranes of a baby, you can hope for a relatively tolerant, though not painless course of labor. But if labor activity begins with a burst of the bladder and the contractions go on dry, then this is very, very, VERY painful. Believe me, as a person who has gone through the second option. I am a stable tin soldier in my life, but now I know what it is to lose consciousness from pain — the body is naturally knocked out by corks.
and it ended with the same Cesarean: I have my first child, hemp (full pelvic presentation), and on the site in five hours of dry fights, the scar has become thinner. I do not think that it would be good from my heroism and an insistent desire to give birth to someone herself — all love would die on the armchair.
in general, caesarean is an eternal female holivar, meaningless and merciless. Ideal past natural childbirth is undoubtedly better than the COP – but there are thousands of ideal days, there is always something wrong. Doctors are reinsured and prescribe a CS with the slightest health problems (and who does not have them?) – because the last thing they want is then to sue patients who have things that went wrong and God forbid, it ended badly.
but the main thing that I want to convey to those who believe that the COP is so easy and simple – this is not easy and it has very serious and difficult to predict consequences. First, it is a serious abdominal surgery, during which there are THREE sutures (on the uterus, on the inside and on the skin on the outside), and how each of the stitches will behave – either immediately after the operation or after a couple of years – no one will predict doctor. If a cesarean is done repeatedly, the external and internal skin scar is excised and everything is sewn anew, and another suture is placed on the uterus. – this is also not conducive to health (now all this is close and sad for me, because after two years after giving birth, there are such problems with an internal suture that are now completely incomprehensible how to solve). secondly, spinal anesthesia is not a joke at all, and it’s easy to get back problems for the rest of your life (I also judge it myself). thirdly, the recovery period is also not easy – even though they are getting out of bed already on the day of the operation so that the blood does not stagnate, but this is all very, very hard. summary: the one who thinks that a cesarean is once and ready is VERY deeply mistaken.
About the pain – totally agree! Also almost lost consciousness from her. it was very hard, the fights lasted 12 hours (I can’t imagine how some people experience such a day or more!) But what is most interesting, I almost forgot about it now. And somewhere I read about the fact that nature specially arranges everything so that a woman does not remember the difficult moments of childbirth.
But you are a heroine! After the first cesarean try to give birth to the second one yourself! I have all the familiar women who have gone through this, they say that the first cesarean is automatically an indication for subsequent ones.
And with the author of the article, I agree that it is not necessary to do a cesarean just because it is easier. I, too, in the pregnancy tormented by doubts. But not because of fashion. I have poor eyesight, but without complications on the retina. And the optometrist told me: Let us write you the indications for a cesarean, do you need it, give birth yourself ?. I did not agree, I went to another doctor for a more detailed eye examination. He has already stated: You will give birth yourself, everything is fine. So I finally decided. But then, when in the process of contractions I experienced unreal pain, I remembered 100 times the words of the first doctor and thought: I am a fool, I had to agree.
As a result, now everything has passed, the pain was forgotten and I can say that I am 100% satisfied with my decision. Especially when, 5 hours after giving birth, I walked freely along the hospital corridor, 5 days after giving birth, I was at home, and after 2 weeks I completely forgot that I gave birth)) it turns out that even a difficult natural birth, like me, is better than a cesarean.
To ask the question: Do caesarean ?. You need to have on this medical indications of the doctor-gynecologist, and even a few. This is a topic for professionals. Do not do caesarean just because of the fear of pain – this is true.
The fact that giving birth is not more painful than a toothache is perhaps a rare luck, a fairy tale into which not all fall, perhaps one of a thousand. When I gave birth, the pain was unbearable. The first 3 fights I could not even believe that such a thing could be, could not believe that I would have to endure and endure for a long time. After 2 hours, the midwife herself asked the doctor to give me a painkiller – the medical staff were tired of listening to my moans.