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C-section side effects are long-term

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  The world’s spectacular increase in cesarean section counts over the last decades has brought a multitude of researches and discussions. I paid attention to a study published 2 years ago by PLoS One (source) showing the trends from 1990 to 2014, in the context of the rapid increase in cesarean section preference throughout the world, without considering the risks both in the long term and short term of this surgery.

  Although C-section is often chosen with too much lightness, no real reasons, it is good to know that this is a major surgery, you need a fairly long recovery period.
According to a study based on information from 150 countries, at the time of publication, 18.6% of births were by caesarean section, oscillating between 6% in underdeveloped countries and 27.2% in developed countries respectively. Latin America is the region with the highest rate (40.5%), followed by North America (32.3%), Oceania (31.1%), Europe (25%), Asia (19.2%) and Africa (7.3%). The study showed a worldwide increase of 12.4%, with an annual average of 4.4%. With the exception of two countries, whose rate has been declining, and Zimbabwe, which has maintained its rate, all other countries participating in the study had more or less obvious increases.
Compared with natural birth, caesarean delivery is associated with a reduced rate of urinary incontinence and uterine prolapse, but they should be balanced with low fertility in the future, future pregnancies (increased risk of spontaneous abortion), and long-term effects (an association between caesarean delivery and the occurrence of asthma in children under 12 years and the risk of obesity in children under 5 years of age).
Regarding future pregnancies, there is an increased risk for Caesareal women, including placenta previa (placenta is inserted on the cervix and can be detected ultrasound from the fourth month of pregnancy), placenta accreta (when the placenta sticks on the scar left from the previous birth, severe bleeding may occur at the time of forced detachment) and hysterectomy (removal of the uterus by surgical procedure). You can find more on this topic here (study results have been published relatively recently, two weeks ago).

  I didn’t have big problems, but in the first 2 weeks I focused only on Robert’s care, I could not stand for a long period, I could not walk much. Many of the postoperative effects have been there for the first 6 weeks. But in my case C-section was necessary. You can not opt ​​for surgery in Ireland. They won’t put your life at risk either. I say this is ideal. As for future births, the physician has stated at the 6-weeks check-up that there is no contraindication for a future vaginal birth in my case, provided that the baby is a little smaller (Robert was born with a weight of 4,325 kg) and well positioned, a condition obviously followed by a favorable progression to a natural birth.
Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is an increasingly popular practice in developed countries and may be possible if there are no risks. These findings about the caesarean risk may be thoughtful, should create subjects for discussion among scientists and health professionals, educate women about the benefits and risks associated with the intervention, and if it remains possible to choose the way by which you may be born, at least to make it known.
I felt motivated to write about this subject in the context of the unfortunate situation at the ISIS private hospital in Constanta, where a mother who chose to give birth naturally after a caesarean section has lost her life less than two weeks ago. The bleeding that occurred when the doctor tried to detach the deeply inserted placenta was fatal. The newborn baby and his 4-year-old brother were left without a mother because of the negligence of doctors. You can not remain indifferent to hearing this news. Not to mention that 10 days later at the same hospital a newborn died (see here).

  It’s sad! It is happening today, unfortunately …

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