Tamara - posted on 04/02/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
Why would anyone choose to have major surgery that has several proven consequences for BOTH mother and child instead of naturally as God (or whatever your high power may be) intended?
I wonder this as I had a c-section that I was bullied into because of a "failed" induction. It was a dreadful experience that shook my faith in myself as a woman and mother as well as impacting my bonding with my child. The recovery was painful, horrible, and something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. In my quest to educate myself about VBAC, I learned that my story was only one of many very similar stories. Induction due to trigger happy OB, hospital impatient with "lack of progress", the OB on call playing the "dead baby" card and boom! I was in surgery.
It just doesn't make sense to me that one would choose to have major surgery instead of trusting in their own body. Am I missing something here about c-sections that is somehow so attractive?