Natural birth and C-section are two ways of delivering a baby. Those with C-section are not given the credit whet they have gone through, but this needs to change instantly.
When it comes to this risky procedure there are 3 facts each person must be aware of:
- These women face the consequences and dangers of a surgical procedure – this procedure nowadays is considered common, it is still a surgical procedure and many things can go wrong. There are always the possibilities of complications pending. The risks are as real as when the woman gives a natural birth. They exist, even though they are not as big. The family and the father during the C-section cannot be present, thus they are left all alone, without any support. They also need to conquer the feeling of solitude and fear, always keeping in mind the strength, willpower, and unconditional love which guides them to see the child alive and healthy.
- They cannot know if everything went well until they’ve got out of the OR – once the baby is born the risk does not end there. Until the moment they get out f the OR and wake up of the anesthesia, it can be decided if everything went OK, or not. People are not generally aware that during the C-section the mother is conscious, but she does not feel the pain. She instead feels the movement going on in her stomach. This is a very unpleasant feeling and very invasive. If the woman is not aware of it, she can end up traumatized.
- They carry their post–cesarean recovery as true heroes – when the baby is born, parents get wrapped up in their new vocation and give their newborn all the possible attention. This requires serious planning and logistics that can lead to great exhaustion. Imagine doing all this constantly in pain of the surgical procedure like C-section. The discomfort and inconveniences of the recovery from surgery can be very bad. This makes the mothers very strong as they experience pain that nobody considers possible. They develop inner strength which can be only compared to that of another mother. They all do this with a smile and love as every lost minute of their sleep, each diaper they change, each smile and each chance they hold the baby, or hearing them breathe, the soft smell, justifies it all.