Caesarean Section Advantages and Disadvantages

Caesarean Section

Caesarean section is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a pregnant woman’s abdomen and the uterus. A Caesarean section is performed when a woman is unable to deliver from the vagina making the case risky both for the mother and the baby.

Caesarean Section has its own advantages, dis-advantages and side-effects.

Caesarean Section Advantages

Safety- Caesarean birth is an important surgery and it includes all the risks connected to it. Since medical science has reached a high level, it involves a low risk therefore the woman can have future C section births also. 

No labor pain- A woman going through the stages of labor can feel acute pain. Labor pain can last for a long period of time and the pregnant woman endures a tough period. In C section, the woman has to put up with the pain even after the surgery. However, this pain slowly subsides and becomes manageable. With C section, the woman can judge the duration of the pain and she for sure doesn’t have to undergo pain while delivering.

Dignity and Privacy- To perform a C section, it takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes depending on how serious the condition is. In order to have a normal delivery, the doctors would have to check on the dilation so you have to be in an awkward position for a very long time.

No trauma for the child- In a normal delivery, the child comes out from the birth canal and there are chances of the child to have a little misshaped head. In C section, the baby is simply taken out.

The delivery can be scheduled- In a normal delivery, the process is believed to take its own time while in a C section the delivery can be scheduled. 

Caesarean Section Dis-advantages

In a C section, the disadvantage can be that injury to the abdominal organs, infection and thromboemolic is most likely to happen. It is also said that in C section delivery the interaction between mother and child decreases.
In a C section, the risk is high because of the abnormal attachment of the placenta which has high chances of complications like bleeding. This also increases the risk to deliver the baby in the uterus thus, increasing the risk of uterine rupture for future pregnancy.

Side-Effects of C section

The side-effects of C section surgery are rare with abdominal adhesions, blood clots, infections and other complications. A connection between the uterus, bladder, fallopian tubes and intestines or other organs is formed. There is no problem if adhesions occur, except in a few cases vomiting or pain or pelvic pain can be experienced.

Many women prefer to go for C section rather than a normal delivery to prevent the pain and complications.