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Twitter seems divided on vaginal delivery vs. C-sections

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Peeyush Ghalot
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The argument recently broke out on Twitter, when a particular tweet that stated that C-sections were "now becoming a technique to escape labour discomfort" went viral. Women do not realise that C-section babies are prone to type-1 diabetes, obesity, asthma, and impaired cognition," according to Twitter user @Neurochauhan. In response to these assertions, Dr. Somya Gupta (@dr somyagupta) tweeted that there is no need to glorify childbirth's agony and that women should have a pain-free experience. First and foremost, in this day and age, no one should be subjected to experience labour pangs. It sparked a heated discussion regarding the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Caesarean sections are stigmatised because vaginal delivery is commonly viewed as "nature's favoured way to deliver a baby," according to Dr. Neha Gupta, senior specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology at Fortis Hospital, Noida. However, because to better surgical facilities, antibiotics, and safer anaesthesia, C-sections are a safe delivery method. Vaginal birth may be dangerous for the mother, the baby, or both in some pregnant women. The patient and any accompanying individuals shouldn't be afraid if the treating physician has recommended that a caesarean section is necessary for a safe birth. The goal of prenatal care is to have a healthy mother and healthy baby at the end of 9 months, although recovery from a C-section may take a few days longer than a vaginal delivery.

Pros & Cons

When a mother has a big baby, a tiny bony pelvis, or an obstruction at the vaginal exit, it is the only method of delivery that is safe. In some cases, such as placenta previa and foetal distress, it can save a life. It can be scheduled electively so that the best surgical, anaesthesia, and paediatric teams are present and the patient is in the proper fasting state. There are more risks for the mother since it is a big procedure that requires cutting through all layers of the abdomen and stitching them back together, as well as leaving a scar on the uterus (womb). maternal blood loss increased. It is likely that a C-section would be required to deliver the following child.

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