Did you know that you have the ability to choose how you want to deliver your baby? Well, you can. Of course, if you have a normal pregnancy and if your doctor does not have any objections. In our Birth Types section, you can find information about different types of birth including home birth, natural birth and water birth as well as pros and cons of a particular type of delivery.
If vaginal delivery cannot be done safely, a C-section is performed. According to the statistics, as many as 1 out of 3 babies is delivered by C-section in the United States. We have therefore decided to take a closer look at the procedure and what to expect thereafter as well as the risk of potential complications for the mother and her baby. And since there seems to be a rise of the so-called elective C-sections that are performed on demand of expectant moms, we have also decided to take a closer look at why the medical community disapproves Caesarian deliveries that are performed for non-medical reasons.
We believe that you can make your decision about delivery a lot easier if you understand your options and their advantages as well as potential safety concerns. We therefore encourage you to take a few minutes and learn more about your options before you discuss your wishes and preferences with your doctor. The final decision should be made together with your doctor according to both your wishes and your doctor’s evaluation of their safety for you and your baby.