Advantages and Disadvantages of Cesarean Delivery (C-Section)


Cesarean Delivery (C-Section)

Cesarean Delivery is also known as C-Section, it is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision through the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus. Cesarean delivery is mostly performed when vaginal delivery would put the mother or child at risk (when the baby is very big, baby is breech,  previous surgery or uterine condition and other health conditions). However, some cesarean delivery is performed without health condition, as requested by the mother.

 Advantages of C-Section

  • Safest way for your baby to be born when natural delivery threaten your child’s health
  • C-section is faster
  • Reduce stress of delivery
  • Lessen the risk of birth trauma to baby
  • Reduce risk of sexual dysfunction for first three months postpartum

Disadvantages of C-Section

  • Pain; You will feel pain and discomfort for few weeks after the surgery
  • Longer hospital stay and recovery unlike natural/vaginal delivery
  • You loose more blood over cesarean delivery. Bleeding more than expected is one of the major risk of c-section delivery
  • More expensive
  • You are pron to infection after having a c-section. That’s why you’ll be given a dose of antibiotics before surgery to reduce the chances.
  • Risk of adhesions (bands of scar tissue taht makes your organs in your tummy stick together) while healing.
  • Cesarean delivery may increase the risk of your baby developing asthma in childhood.
  • Complications like; injury to your bladder and tubes connecting the kidney to the bladder