An Australian midwife blog examines an article which appeared in The Australian newspaper recently, which discusses women who, for their first birth, choose a C-section for no medical reason. Rather than it being due to “too posh to push,” the article quotes the doctor who authored the study under consideration, who says that most of the women chose a C-section out of deep fear of childbirth:
“Some of the words the women talked about – their perineum ‘blowing apart’ … the terror at their vaginas ‘exploding’.”
The blog post discusses some of the realities of elective C-sections — that it’s not safer than vaginal birth for either mother or child. Well worth reading.
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