Staggering numbers of women will give birth through cesarean section this year – but nobody talks about the dangers of c-sections or why it's important to make sure surgery is truly needed before making the cut. Today's episode covers the real risks of surgical birth and why reversing the c-section trend is important to mamas, babies, and even future babies.
Topics I Cover in This Podcast:
Why the cesarean epidemic really is a big problem
Complications that happen much more commonly after c-section births
Why infection is an issue with any surgery
Recovery after c-section – much more painful than after vaginal birth
Why are babies more at risk after surgical delivery?
Chronic diseases such as asthma and Type 1 diabetes may be higher for kids born via section
Complications unique to c-section and complications unique to vaginal birth
How a c-section may impact your relationship with your little one
The big secret: how a cesarean section impacts future pregnancies – and future babies
The big lie: c-sections are not protecting your pelvic floor