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I thought this was a good article on Caesarians

(9 Posts)
oliveoil Tue 09-Aug-05 09:44:32

in The Times on Saturday

And did I spell caesarian right?


Chuffed Tue 09-Aug-05 09:56:25

I think that last paragraph is great!

Kidstrack2 Tue 09-Aug-05 10:00:26

Yeah I think its a good article. I have had both a c-section and a vaginal delivery. I would not again through choice have another c-section unless there was danger to my baby. Babies are so much bigger than they were 20-30yrs ago so that must be taken into consideration for some of the high percentage in c-section births. Other babies are distressed and suffering lack of oxygen due to long labours, the mother becomes exhausted and due to theses factors and the mothers choice of free will to have a c-section for various reasons the high rate of c-section births will continue to rise. I don't agree with too posh to push either, you have decided to take on the course of nature when you decide to have a baby so let nature take its course and if it doesn't work out then I feel a c-section is the next best thing!

oliveoil Tue 09-Aug-05 10:05:52

I have had both as well so consider myself an expert .

I just thought it made a change from the usual articles.

Kidstrack2 Tue 09-Aug-05 10:16:49

What was your expierences with your births oliveoil, in your opinion what birth was best?

oliveoil Tue 09-Aug-05 10:21:25

Best was vaginal with dd2 only because it didn't have the stress of dd1. Was very worried dd1 wasn't going to make it, heart rate all over she show, horrendous.

Recovery was far better second time round as well, although the section wasn't as bad as I had been warned about.

If I had another, I would go for a vaginal again, mainly for recovery purposes, but I wouldn't be devastated if I had to have another section.

It really annoys me how it is sometimes made out to be an inferior birth in some way or you or too posh to push etc.

Kidstrack2 Tue 09-Aug-05 10:38:21

Yeah same here!

FairyMum Tue 09-Aug-05 10:41:25

Good article. I have had both too and would go for a c-section anytime. Not that I am planning any more though.

highlander Wed 10-Aug-05 07:53:53

um, I hope you posted this comment without thinking: " you decide to take on the course of nature when you decide to have a baby so let nature take its course".

I had a CS purely as my birth choice. It was a wonderful experience.

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