Why do we allow this? Cohersion, fear, believing in a science rather than our bodies? What's the reasoning? There is not one good excuse that anyone can give me for why 1 out of every 3 women who walks through the door of a hospital will come out with a crescent shaped scar.
It's not just about the scar...it's about your medical team respecting your body and helping you to take every precaution to preserve it and keep it from unnecessary harm.
It is not about control... its about autonomy and genuine evidence based health care that sees women and babies as individuals and not just a moment with a means to an end.
It's not about the need for an experience... It's the transition from maiden to mother, it is the knowledge your body can do an amazing work, it is a preparation and a journey.
It's about babies being born with 80% higher chance of developing asthma
It's about the increase risk of hemorrhage, blood clots, and bowel obstructions for the woman
It's about longer hospital stays, higher risks of infection, and higher risks of long-term pelvic pain
It's about a higher risk of PPD
It's about higher rates of breastfeeding and early attachment complications
It's about future infertility issues, prematurity, low birth weight, ectopic pregnancy, and miscarriage
Cesareans are a a true medical miracle that should be used when NEEDED for EMERGENCIES... We should take our focus off of how comfortable we can make the act of bringing life into the world... and put the focus on how SAFE we can make the transition for all parties involved... and it all comes back to:
Birth shouldn't be this:
It should be this:
And for so many more reason than an experience...