To Cut or Not to Cut
I just read an article yesterday in an Italian paper that stated, the rate of Cesarean sections in Italian women are now at 35%, while the average for the rest of Europe is 25%. This might be an alarming trend or not depending on how you look at it. The article did not go into depth as to why these women are choosing C-sections even when they are not called for medically but more out of a personal choice.
The DH (dear husband) just told me about an article he read, saying the National Health Service, does not include epidurals among its benefits for a laboring woman, but the law is under revision. Could this be the reason women are choosing to undergo C-sections? Maybe women like the idea of being pain free for the delivery. (I am aware that you have pain after the delivery though.) I have no idea but it got me thinking. What should I choose?
P.S. I am aware that a C-section is a surgical procedure and with all surgeries, there can be complications such as infection, scaring, bleeding etc... The last two friends of mine that gave birth vaginally were out for about 2 weeks for one and 3 for the other; I cannot compare their experiences to someone who has had a C-section.
But they both had blood loss, one had an infection and both were in pain for quite a while.
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