I am aware that Women resort to Caesarean Procedure as a short cut for Delivery under the impression that it is less painful and easy.
In fact there is a misconception among young girls that Caesarean is good for the baby!
The Doctors are behind this Myth.
In fact my daughter-in-law belongs to this school.(That we have convinced her to go in for natural Delivery is another matter)
Caesarean used to be resorted to when the Doctors anticipate problems in Delivery,Dry Labour or at the last-minute to overcome unexpected complications.
But now Caesarean is the norm of the day and not an exception.
Doctors assure the patients that it pain-free and free of complications and cost-effective should they develop complications in labour.
Caesarean is likely to cause problems not only during Delivery , it might cause problems during Menopause.
In addition recent research has proved that it has a high rate of infection as well.
Read the Story and the Advertisement at the top of the blog wherein Hospitals advertise in Public Transport(Chennai PTC) quoting rates for Caesarean!-Route No I )
Caesarean should be carried out only when necessary because the risk of infection is so high, experts have warned.
A study found that one in ten women develops an infection with many needing to stay longer in hospital for treatment.
Not only are these complications distressing for the mother, researchers warn, they also disrupt her ability to care for her baby.
Leading midwives said that for these reasons, Caesarean should be carried out only where there is ‘high clinical need’.
But only last year the NHS relaxed its guidelines to allow women to have planned C-sections if they are particularly anxious about giving birth naturally.
Previously they were only meant to have the operation when it was medically justified.
Circumstances would include women expecting twins or triplets or those with high blood pressure or diabetes which meant that a natural birth would be high risk.
Latest figures show that almost a quarter of babies are now delivered via C-section, up from just 12 per cent in 1990.
Some experts say doctors are now far more willing to perform the procedure even when there is no good medical reason.
They found that 394 women developed an infection – 9.6 per cent.
Dr Catherine Wloch, from the Department of Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance, at the HPA said: ‘These infections are likely to have an impact on a woman’s experience and quality of life.
‘Although most caesarean section wound infections are not serious, they do represent a substantial burden to the health system, given the high number of women undergoing this type of surgery.
‘Minor infections can still result in pain and discomfort for the woman and may spread to affect deeper tissues. The more serious infections will require extended hospital stays or readmission to hospital.
‘Prevention of these infections should be a clinical and public health priority.’
Gail Johnson, education and professional development advisor at the Royal College of Midwives, said it was essential the operations were only performed where ‘clinically indicated’