Can I ask where the anti-C-section angst is coming from??
I’m not anti-c-section, just anti-UNECESSARY c-section. And when 1 in 4 birthing women are told they need them, I don’t know how anyone can think that is anything other than a flat out lie.
I hate injustice, and I hate it when people are being lied to. Also, it makes me mad because I am Pro-life and people always say how dangerous giving birth is and never actually look at WHY it is so dangerous. We’d like to think of ourselves as a DEVELOPED country, and yet even 3rd world Cuba has safer maternity rates than us! That just is NOT fair.
When women PLAN unecessary c-sections (yes, it is legal, and they are doing it, because somehow they think it’s safer and less painful, all LIES) and end up dying or having stillborns, then I have a huge problem with that.
When I had my daughter, I wrote out this big long list of how I wanted to be treated in the hospital, which is to say LOW intervention. I had researched it all beforehand, and written this comprehensive list of what I did and did not want to be done to me, and under what circumstances. WHICH the hospital promptly “lost” and went ahead and gave me an IV, an external monitor, an internal monitor, a catheter, oxygen mask, blood pressure cuff, tubes in my womb, etcetera. I felt like wire woman, I couldn’t even walk or get comfortable.
Then when they couldn’t find my daughter’s heartbeat on the monitor for wow, 5 whole seconds, they rushed me into the O.R. for an “emergency” c-section. Bonking me every which way along the way, pulling my catheter the wrong way, as I screamed in pain. Then, they PRESSURED and PRESSURED me to agree to a c-section, saying it was really the best thing. But I sat there and prayed that I wouldn’t have one - because I knew the risks - and guess what! My baby’s heartbeat was right there on the monitor again!!!
All that was wrong? She rolled over onto the cord!!! They could’ve figured that out if they weren’t in such a gosh darn hurry to do surgery on me!! And I couldn’t help thinking, how many other women does this happen to?? Why can’t they just try to find her heartbeat for a few more seconds before they get all in a huff about it?
Duh, Liability!!! Never mind my or my daughter’s lives, it’s all about not getting sued! So yeah, that was probably one of the scariest moments in my life and I just want other women to know the TRUTH!!!