C-sections are an example of the over-medicalization of pregnancy! (They want you to think that it's the best thing to do, often when it isn't, because the doctors won't have to stick around for 30 hours waiting for you to pop one out.. when it could take them less than an hour to go in there, **** up your intestines, and pull out a baby.) All surgeries come with risk. Having a C-section also inhibits your ability to properly produce breast milk without the help of artificial hormones (which, face it, humans are too complex to be constantly messing around with hormones that we don't fully understand yet). It is also a really big problem for mother-child bonding, because mom is going to be pretty damn disoriented from the surgery.
Also, all surgeries come with risk of infection (which is surprisingly large and it makes it harder for you to recover). And PS.... doesn't matter how little you are. You are a woman, with a pelvis designed to have a baby. The biggest factor determining whether or not you are able to have a baby naturally is the size of your pelvic inlet (which can be extremely small in a large person, or extremely large in a small person! It's all about human variation). Your hip size is not representative of the size of your pelvic inlet.
My advice... Don't listen to the docs about C-sections until you think there is a problem. Also beware that they will try to convince you to not do it the natural way (as the artificial way gets them more money and less time spent with you during your birth).
· 1 decade ago