Originally Posted by Rockies5
You have to consider the hard to pinpoint reasons some women don't want to give birth vaginally. Like recalled sexual abuse. IMO it's further abuse to make someone do something they don't want to with their "privates"! I think it is a valid reason to some to have a c because they worry about their hoo-ha getting stretched out. It's at least as valid as women who remain childless for fear of loosing their figures.
No - it's not. Because if a woman remains childless, she remains childless. There's no pregnancy, and no baby. If a woman gets pregnant and can't have a c-section (for whatever reason - maybe there's a huge state-wide power failure, or the hospitals have all been knocked out by an earthquake - whatever), she is
going to have a vagina birth. Once that baby's in there, it's coming out (okay - remember reading one case of a baby that went permanently stayed in its mother's uterus - can't remember the details, but it basically fossilized or something, but that's just beyond freakishly rare - I'm guessing unique). A woman can plan
to have a c-section, because of past abuse or because she wants a tight vagina or whatever, but that doesn't mean she's going to get
one. What if she's not close to a hospital and goes into labour spontaneously at 37 weeks, with a section scheduled a week later, and delivers before she can get to a hospital?
Labour and vaginal birth are the naturally inevitable consequences of pregnancy, unless there is medical interference, in the form of a c-section, in that progression. If someone is so afraid of labour that they're choosing surgery to avoid it, they should really probably try to get help for that fear before becoming pregnant, if at all possible. Because, modern illusions to the contrary, we canNOT control birth - and we can't eliminate the possibility of having a vaginal birth simply by scheduling a section. Once that woman is pregnant, the possibility of labour and a vaginal birth exists, whether she schedules a section or not. Women can
guarantee that they won't ever have a c-section (albeit possibly at the cost of their lives or their babies), by not ever setting foot in a hospital. We canNOT guarantee that we won't have a vaginal birth...that can happen anywhere. I mean - women actually manage to give birth at the hospital, with strangers and bright lights and unfamiliar noises...it can happen anywhere
- and it will, if a section can't be or isn't performed.