What hospitals don't want you to know about C-sections
Check out this Consumer Reports article on c-sections.
As a childbirth professional I know what c-sections are a necessary and life saving procedure in some cases. The problem is the amount of c-sections being done are not needed. C-section rates and much higher than they need to be and so are complications, maternal and fetal deaths.
It is sad and scary that doctors are not being honest with their patients and are not truly looking out for their patients best interest. I hate when I see a mom get tricked into a c-section when the doctor isn't honest about why she needs one. Moms are not to blame for the increase in c-sections, doctors are.
Did you have a c-section? How was your recovery? Why did you need one?
But I do agree that way to many c-sections are done. Natural birth is just that...natural. Our bodies were designed to give birth. C-sections are major surgery not just a little out patient thing, which it seems most doctors try to convince patients they are. The recovery is horrible...and long, not to mention you still have all the recovery process of a natural birth. Even though you didn't push a baby out, everything still hurts. A year later I still have pain where the scar is. If I overdue things I cramp up there. And my scar is wide! Much bigger than I expected.