Pregnancy is the most beautiful phase of woman’s life. Pregnant woman can have delivery of baby either vaginally or by caesarean section. Main aim is to have safe delivery with healthy mother and healthy baby.
Going through labour pains and having a normal vaginal delivery is a long process that can be physically tough for the mother, but benefits of having normal vaginal delivery is shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery time as compared to caesarean section. Another pros of normal vaginal delivery includes.
In some cases, caesarean sections are planned because of medical problems that make vaginal birth risky and sometimes caesarean section is done in emergency conditions where health of the mother or baby is at risk. Although the caesarean sections are generally safe and life saving in some conditions ,they carry additional risks as compared to vaginal delivery.
Pros of Caesarean Section Delivery:
Life saving for mother and baby in condition where normal vaginal delivery is not possible.
Caesarean section can be scheduled in advance making it more convenient and predictable than vaginal delivery.
Cons of Caesarean Birth:
Longer hospital stay
Longer recovery time
Increased risk as blood loss
Pain and soreness at stitches
Injury to bladder and bowel
Delay in breast feeding
Increased risk of breathing problems in babies
Future pregnancy complications such as repeat Caesarean section ,placental abnormalities, uterine rupture
Risks of anaesthesia
The important message is that both vaginal and Caesarean birth are safe, but it is also important to keep in mind that if you compare a vaginal delivery and Caesarean delivery a vaginal birth is far safer than Caesarean birth.