The chief of obstetrics at the Lakewood Memorial Hospital became concerned about the C-Section rate at their hospital. It is not unfounded as out of 511 births at the hospital in 2019 179 child deliveries were cesarean. According to Morris (2016), there is an increase in surgical deliveries as pregnant women, as well as their families, suppose that this is a safer way of childbirth. Vaginal birth is more painful, stressful, and demanding for a woman. However, the post-birth period for a child born in a vaginal way goes smoother and easier. Although this is an indisputable benefit of natural child delivery, it has some negative sides as well. For example, there is no certitude that the child will not be hurt during the process, and the pains of delivery play a certain role in women’s wellbeing. However, the children delivered through the cesarean section are noticed to be more stressed and predisposed to illnesses than their coevals (Mahadik, 2019). Therefore, every woman evaluates the benefits and difficulties of each option and decides whether to make the cesarean section or not.
The concern definitely should be made as more and more women choose the way of child delivery that is more likely to produce a negative effect on the offspring’s future. Mahadik (2019) states that North America showed a rise for C-Section deliveries from 24.3% to 32.3%. The chief of obstetrics is right about being worried about the issue as the more women decide to mare the cesarean section, the higher the risk of the future generation’s weakness is. Therefore, some course of action requires to be implemented to provide change on the issue. For example, the potential side effects produced on the child by the C-Section need to be explained to the family, more research should be done on the topic of child delivery. Through pharmaceutical examinations, new pain-blockers or drugs should be developed to lower the level of pain felt by women.
Mahadik, K. (2019). Rising cesarean rates: are primary sections overused? The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, 69, 483-489. Web.
Morris, T. (2016). Cut it out: The C-section epidemic in America. NYU Press.