Cesarean sections are rising in popularity and many women are choosing to have them rather than having a vaginal birth. While there are some advantages to having one, there are also some disadvantages as well.
One of the best things about a cesarean section is the fact that most women who choose a cesarean section will not be forced to go through the pains associated with labor. They will also be able to know when their baby will be born because most cesarean sections are planned and scheduled ahead of time.
On the other hand, having a cesarean section means that the woman is having a major surgery. This could mean that she could have a negative reaction to the anesthesia or develop an infection because of the surgery itself.
The baby is also at risk for developing allergies and other types of conditions. The chances of the baby having these types of problems are higher when they were delivered through a cesarean section. Knowing these advantages and disadvantages can make it easier for a woman to decide if the procedure is right for her.