The Myths of a Ceasarian Delivery

Operations, generally, carry some risk or the other. A ceasarian involves major surgery in your stomach and pelvic area, and complications and re-admissions into hospital afterwards do sometimes happen. About 15% of the times. However, Sometimes, a ceasarian birth is needed to save the life of a mum or baby, in which case it is without question the safest option. If your labour has been induced, and is still isn't progressing, you may also need to consider a caesarean. Don't be overwhelmed. Here are three myths you should consider about ceasarians:

#1 Myth: Having an obstetrician with a higher rate of C-sections automatically means you'll have one as well.

    Fact: The number of C-sections a doctor has performed doesn't depict the proper picture. You have to examine doctor's patient population (its constitution). Many doctors with a higher C-section rate are actually physicians assigned for high-risk or multiple birth pregnancies that have a greater chance of surgical delivery.

#2  Myth: Complications and risks from C-section aren't that much different from vaginal birth.

    Fact: Compared with women giving birth vaginally, healthy, less-risk women experiencing their first C-section were three times more likely to have difficult complications—such as severe bleeding, blood clots, heart attack, kidney failure, and major infections (according to a 14-year analysis of more than 2 million women in Canada)

#3 Myth: Babies born by C-section will end up on formula, because breastfeeding after the operation is too difficult.

     Fact: Although one would argue that it is more challenging for a mom contending with post-operative pain to breastfeed, it's certainly isn't out of the question. The trasition from colostrum to mature milk is actually slow. Most moms that have had a vaginal delivery will experience the onset of mature milk around day 3 after delivery.