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Pros and Cons of Vaginal & C-Section Births

There are pros and cons to both vaginal and Caesarean Section births but in the end the only thing that matters is that a baby is being born!

Newborn

Vaginal Birth

 PROS:
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery
  • Avoid major surgery and associated complications
  • Breastfeed sooner
  • Bond with baby sooner
  • Fluid squeezed out of baby's lungs (less breathing complications)
  • Immunity boost from good bacteria in birth canal
CONS:
  • Physically hard work for mama
  • Potential tearing & stitches
  • More likely to get bowel or urinary incontinence
  • Perineal discomfort
  • Risk of injury for large babies (fractured collarbone, bruising..)
  • Potential use of forceps or vacuum 

C-Section Birth

PROS:
  • Convenient to know baby's due date
  • No contractions
  • Necessary for high risk pregnancies or complicated labours (multiples, placenta previa, breech, cord prolapse, large baby...)
 
CONS:
  • Major surgery & increased risk of complications (blood clots,infection)
  • Longer recovery
  • Can't breastfeed/bond immediately
  • More likely to have c-section for subsequent births
  • Potentially more fluid in lungs

 

Hope this helps you!

xx Dear Heart Co. 

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A little intro to Dear Heart:

 We are two Canadian Mamas with children of our own. Our goal is to offer high quality Baby & Mama products that are made in Canada, using natural materials, like bamboo and linen. All of our bamboo and linen products are made with Oeko-Tex certified fabric that is hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and a healthier alternative for your baby. We are proud that all of our products are designed and made in Canada. Follow our journey on Instagram @dear.heart.co

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