I hear a different version of the same story time and time again: “I was planning a natural birth, but unfortunately, I ended up needing an emergency cesarean.”
This is an emotional topic.
No one wants to hear their necessary c-section could in fact have been avoided. No one wants to hear their necessary c-section wasn’t actually necessary at all.
The bummer is, many of the cesarean sections performed in hospitals today (one out of three women) are unnecessary; performed out of convenience rather than true emergency (although that’s not what they’d lead you to believe in the heat of the laboring moment).
A cesarean section rate over 32% is not necessary.
What is a laboring woman to do?
Large doses of adrenaline enter her system. Fear overwhelms her consciousness. The doctors say so. She wants to trust them. How then can she combat such a powerful situation? Her birth plan seems a lost cause, given the metaphoric toss in the garbage.
How to avoid the “necessary” cesarean section:
The answer is simple…
Give birth at home.
Or a freestanding birth center.
You can even birth in the hospital. Just make it a priority to discuss your doctor or midwife’s c-section rate well before labor begins.
Don’t let falsies like ”failure to progress” or “CPD” determine the route of your birth.
Good luck ladies. Or better yet, make your own.