Because of complications with my first birth, my doctor firmly believes (as do I) that it is safer for the both the infant and me if we do a C-section this time (I’m due in September). The problem is that we want to continue to have as many children as God has planned for us, but having C-sections from here on out means my risk of requiring a hysterectomy goes up with each one.
So the moral issue is, do I…
Do what is safest for the baby and me and have C-sections, trusting God to protect my body in the long run, or
Try for a vaginal delivery and risk the life of my child, but trust Him in that case to see the baby and me to safety?
AND furthermore … If I did have to have a hysterectomy, would there be sin in that?
We’re going round and round with this, and my priest is pretty liberal and far too busy to talk with us about it.