Please forgive me if this is not in the correct place. I just talked to my sil the other day who is pregnant and due in about a month. She and I are due just a few days apart. Anyway, she is having a hospital birth and I am having a homebirth. Let me say, that I am very encouraging with whatever decision she has made. Anyway, we talked about c-sections and how they are done so much more now in America than before and she said it's because it's safer. First of all, I know that is not true, but she also said she doesn't get why people think a dr. would do a c-section just for the money because the dr. doesn't make any more money on a c-section than the dr. makes on a vaginal birth. She said it is her understanding the dr. makes a salary. Is she right about that? Also how can I find info for myself that c-sections are not safer and that we are losing more babies in America than other countries where the norm is vaginal birth? Again, this is for me and not for her. She and I agreed to disagree, but I just want to make sure I'm right about the info I gave her. It makes sense to me that a vaginal birth is safer since that is how God created it to be, but I have been known to be wrong before. Thanks ladies.
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3/3/09 at 11:30am