If you are going to claim it as fact, and say things like "statistically", then you really need to back it up with statistics! I have never read anything that says it's statistically safer to have a planned c/section.
I'm meant to be watching a movie with the fam right now lol so don't have time to link but dozens of studies show low risk vb is safer than a c/s. That's not my opinion, it's fact.
That's not to say I don't support elective c/s, but that simply isn't true.
Vaginal Birth isn't statistically "worse."
What an absolute load of hogswash!
Ok folks I've done some more research and there is insufficient evidence to conclusively back which is safer. Too many variables and lack of standard controls. There is a lean towards csecs increasing mummas mortality rate (still small) alhough there are a few studies that dispute this. Can't find much on bubbas mortality rates.
One study did find csec mums fart more. Anyone care to call crap on this bit of information?
VICPARK. I can't find your original post but you stated the possible complications in vag births, shoulders stuck, meconium, cord around neck etc. ALL of the complications you listed can happen in elective CS too. CS's also have extra risks of cutting the baby etc. There are a long list of risks with CS's. I had to sit and listen to them prior to having my Miss E delivered by CS.
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