Children can enter this world in one of two different methods: pregnant women can deliver through a vaginal birth or surgical delivery called Caesarean Section. However, the ultimate goal is to safely bring to life a healthy and happy baby.
Often, C-sections are planned because of medical reasons that make a vaginal birth risky. A woman may know beforehand that she will need a C-section and schedule it due to the fact that she is anticipating twins or other multiple babies or because the mom might have a medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure. The mom might wish to avoid an infection that complicates pregnancy such as HIV or herpes, or she may be experiencing issues with the placenta during her pregnancy. Some women merely do not want to experience pain and choose a C-section because of it. There are risks involved that should likewise be considered.
Watch this video and learn more about the difference between natural birth and C-section: