Giving birth is really an unbelievable and cherished moment in a woman's life and with it comes both pleasure and anxiety. An expecting lady starts researching about the labor, labor pains, delivery methods and what not! It's a major milestone to cross.
A woman can deliver her baby by either the vaginal method commonly known as the normal delivery or by the C-Section delivery i.e. Cesarean delivery. Both of them have their own pros and cons. While in most cases, vaginal delivery is the most natural and uncomplicated way to deliver a baby, more and more women are opting for Cesarean Sections. Earlier, people would opt for a normal delivery as there were a lot of risks in C-Section Delivery. That has become a myth now, as the hospitals, doctors and the techniques have developed a lot since a while now. They have become equal in almost all the terms.
Let us have a look at both the procedures.
The microorganisms derived from the vaginal pathway leads to the production of specific cytokines, which promotes the normal development of a child's immune system. From the physiological point of view, post op recovery time is shorter than that of C-section, and the mother can hold and breastfeed the baby soon after the delivery.
And from the psychological point of view, the mother feels empowered and overwhelmed knowing that she has participated actively in her child's birth.
Two most common methods of normal delivery are by using forceps or vacuum extraction. The decision is made by the Doctor depending upon the case. The only cons of this process is that sometimes the child may get harmed due to the application of forceps or vacuum, but cases like these are rare if the process is performed by a skilled surgeon.
In most of the cases, Surgeons suggest C-section only when one or the other kind of risk is involved in child birth. Although nowadays females opt for this voluntarily as it is comparatively pain free and less time taking. Definitely the labor time and the pain can be avoided by this method but it increases the chances of infections and increased time in recovery.
Both the methods are very different from each other, and both of them have their own share of pros and cons the bottom line of the story is to ensure the safety and health of the baby. Every case and every patient is different, so the ultimate aim of the surgeon is to ensure a safe delivery of the child while keeping the best interest of mother in mind.