It's a question that crosses the minds of almost all mothers-to-be - natural birth or caesarean section? And it's a question with no definite answer. All mothers-to-be have the authority to make their own choice between natural birth and planned caesarean, unless, of course, some complication arises that makes a C-section a necessity. But for those for whom the choice remains within their power, Yaowaluk Rapeepattana, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Samitivej Hospital Women's Centre, shares some ideas as to why she thinks a natural birth should be the answer.
Why would you recommend natural birth over planned caesarean?
Because nature is better. There is a lot of published data that shows if a woman can succeed with a natural birth then we should not do a caesarean unnecessarily. Caesareans pose more complications for the mother than natural births.
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