I’ve noticed a trend recently of women choosing to schedule a c-section over vaginal childbirth. While I do support the choice of my clients, I do also feel its my responsibility to help ensure they are well informed before making that decision. There ARE good reasons to have a cesarean, but equally so there are reasons NOT to have one.
I saw this infographic reposted on a few different sites and thought it was a good visual. I highly encourage all expecting parents to discuss their options with their provider if a csection is suggested. If you are trying to avoid a c-section, having a doula can help. Studies show having a doula reduces your risk.