- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I do not like to shame women (especially mothers) for the choices they make. I think there is too much of that in the world. I see a lot of it regarding issues like breast-feeding vs. formula feeding. I think that every mother has to make the best choice she can for herself and her baby and it is no one else’s place to judge.
So I say this with the least amount of judgment possible and please forgive me if it comes off as harsh. I think there is a big difference between a medically necessary c-section (your labor not progressing) and having one because you think it will be easier/prettier. I don’t want to poop on the table or end up with a vaganus (term another bee used that my DH thinks is hilarious) any more than the next girl, but I would never compromise my baby’s health for these reasons. Several PP have posted many of the health benefits of a vaginal birth over a c-section and you’ve dismissed it as “a little protective bacteria.” The fact is that a c-section is major abdominal surgery that does carry risks. Many doctors will not do an elective c-section if there are no reasons why it is medically necessary, this should tell you something.
I know it can seem like people here are ganging up on you, but you asked who else would rather have a c-section and it seems the majority here would rather not. I wish you the best of luck and that your baby is healthy no matter which route you go.