Facts About Normal Vs C-Section Delivery, All Women Must Know

Human birth is truly a miracle and there are two ways in which a newborn come into this world, either you can opt for normal delivery or cesarean section. Among these best method is chosen by a doctor according to baby’s and mother’s health as the ultimate goal is to safely give birth to a healthy baby.

Vaginal birth

Pros for mother:

From a psychological standpoint, women who go through with a vaginal delivery are said to have a more positive birthing experience. Women who go through vaginal delivery sometimes feel it is empowering to know they were actively involved in the process. Mothers who deliver through vaginal birth have a shorter recovery time than those who opt for C-sections. This method of birthing also allows the mother and baby to make skin to skin contact immediately after delivery, speeding up the bonding process.

Pros for baby:

One advantage for the baby of a vaginal delivery is that a mother will have more early contact with her baby than a woman who has undergone surgery, and she can initiate breastfeeding sooner, Bryant said.

During a vaginal delivery, muscles involved in the process are more likely to squeeze out fluid found in a newborn’s lungs, Bryant said, which is a benefit because it makes babies less likely to suffer breathing problems at birth. Babies born vaginally also receive an early dose of good bacteria as they travel through their mother’s birth canal, which may boost their immune systems and protect their intestinal tracts.

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