Cesarean delivery is defined as the delivery of a fetus through surgical incisions made through the abdominal wall (laparotomy) and the uterine wall (hysterotomy).
A planned cesarean section also lowers the risk of birth injuries such as asphyxia (oxygen deprivation), shoulder dystocia, and fractures.
Whether cesarean section operations actually prevent pelvic floor disorders (such as prolapse or incontinence) is still somewhat controversial. In cases where women have had surgery for incontinence prior to pregnancy, having a C-section may be preferred in order to avoid re-injury.
Normal Delivery is a completely natural delivery of a baby by the mother without any medical intervention.
Avoids risks associated with instruments used for a c-section delivery. Lower risk of infection for mother and child. Quicker recovery for mother and shorter hospital stay (24-48 hours as compared to 3 days to a week post caesarean)
The natural bacteria and microbes of the vagina transferred from mother to child boost the baby’s immune system, readying it for life outside the protected womb.
Normal delivery stimulates lactation because the birthing process activates numerous natural mothering hormones.