The social climate in America is causing many people to think of C-sections as normal and needed even when they are not. The average C-section rate in the U.S. is over 30% and now the consequences are evident because more mothers and babies are dying due to unnecessary surgery.
A C-section can be a life saving operation, when it is needed, but in the United States the high rate of cesarean sections puts mothers and babies at risk. The risk of death is much higher with a C-section as compared to a vaginal birth, and a C-section can affect a woman for the rest of her life. For instance, after a C-section some women may develop chronic pain, infertility, emotional stress, and adhesions-just to name a few.
This morning the President of ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network was interviewed on KPFT, in Houston, Texas. If you or someone you love is planning on having a baby, please listen to this interview.
Wishing you all the best! Click here: ICAN President on KPFT Radio