It is evident that natural childbirth is much painful than the cesarean delivery. However, you will find out that the majority of young mothers prefer the natural painful child delivery because it has its benefits. Having a baby through natural birth is a long procedure that is physically gruelling and tiring for the mother. However, one of the advantages of having natural delivery is that it has a lesser hospital stay and recovery period compared with a C-section.
Even though the state laws tend to vary, the typical duration of a hospital stays for a mother after she underwent the vaginal delivery is between one and two days. However, if a mother gains the strength, she might opt to leave the hospital sooner than the required time duration permitted in her country. Mothers who opt for a natural delivery avoid major surgery and the risks associated, like severe bleeding, infections, scarring, reactions to anesthesia and longer-lasting pain. Given that the mother will be less woozy from the delivering process, she will have the capability to hold her newborn and start breastfeeding immediately after she delivers.
Discomfort of Vaginal Birth
However, the natural delivery has got some side effects to expectant mothers. When undergoing natural birth, there are some possibilities that the tissues and the skin surrounding the vagina will stretch and tear while the fetus is moving through the birth canal. If the tearing and stretching are severe, a mother might require some stitches since this might result in weakness and injury to pelvic muscles. The pelvic muscles are responsible for controlling the urine and bowel function.
Some researches revealed that mothers who have given birth vaginally are more likely to experience issues with bowel or urinary incontinence than a mother who delivered through C-section. They might also be prone to leak urine when coughing, sneezing or laughing. After delivering through natural birth, a mother might experience enduring pain in the perineum, which is the region between her vagina and anus. Therefore, vaginal delivery is considered the most painful delivering method.
If an expectant mother is eligible to undergo vaginal delivery, then there is no need to have a C-section since it does not have many benefits. Nevertheless, if an expectant mother knows that she must have a C-section, a surgical birth can be arranged in advance. This makes it more appropriate and predictable than undergoing a natural delivery process while experiencing long labour pains.
Drawbacks of the C-section
In most cases, a woman who had a C-section will be required to stay in the hospital for a longer period, two to four days. Undergoing through a C-section child delivery increases the risks for more physical complaints like a pain in the incision site and long-lasting soreness. Given that the process involves surgery, C-section has higher risks of blood loss and increased risk of infection. The bladder can as well be injured during the surgery process, or blood clot might form.
Child birth process is an entirely personal preference that you must discuss and make an informed decision with your partner. Talk to your physician to determine what suits you best.