13 Reasons Having a C-Section is OK

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
13 Reasons Having a C-Section is OK
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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 11:17am

http://www.ivillage.com/how-avoid-childbirth-regrets-after-c-section/6-b-407576?ice=iv:mb:msg:js

This article was in my inbox this morning that gives 13 "perks" for delivering via C-section. A few of the reasons given:

  • You'll know exactly when your baby will arrive.
  • Your baby will be camera ready.
  • Your private parts stay private.
  • Extra hospital time.
  • Everything will be the same "down there."
  • You are officially a "tough chick."
  • You're putting your baby's safety first.

What do you think about the 13 reasons they give for why C-sections are OK?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-1998
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 10:51am

Generally stupid. If you need the c-section, you need to have it but "extra hospital time"? (Gee, let's ALL have ourselves gutted for a longer vacation!) "Camera ready"?

Cthulu Crochet

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-28-2011
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 3:23pm
Hopefully this list was compiled simply to help women who had their heart set on a natural birth deal with a necessary c section. If that's the case, I can appreciate the effort although they are scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit. If its intended to sway women to choose an elective c section then it's just sad and borderline insulting.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Tue, 01-31-2012 - 6:35pm

Yes, childbirth is beautiful and natural, but let’s face it: sitting in a hospital bed with your legs spread wide while various strangers inspect your stretched-out lady parts is not exactly the height of poise. Although a c-section isn’t exactly the most relaxing way to spend an hour -- it's not everyday that your uterus is flopped out over your stomach -- if you're modest, you do get to keep your private parts private.

That is RIDICULOUS!

Gail

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-17-2007
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 10:54pm
"Plus, shortly after you give birth you won't remember much about how this precious bundle of love got in your arms. You'll just be glad she's here."

What a load of bollocks! If that were the case, iV wouldn't have had a Negative Birth Experiences board.




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Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 11:15pm

I do know of some women who felt positive after having a cesearean; however they did remember the cesearean.

Gail

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 8:35am

I had a c-section with my son and I certainly remember the entire thing (especially how DH turned green after I told him not to look over the drape).

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Sun, 03-18-2012 - 8:15am

How do we, as lay people know what is baby endangerment?

Gail