How to decide whether to have a C section or not
When it comes to giving birth, every woman is different in what she would prefer and what makes her feel comfortable. The surgical option for giving birth may in some ways seem like an easier option, meaning not going through the struggle of giving birth naturally, but it does carry a lot of risks and the recovery process is far longer and prone to more complications than giving birth naturally. Of course some women don’t have the option and have to deliver via C section, but if you do have the option, here are some ways in which you can make your decision.
- Discuss it with a medical professional. Before you make a decision you need to know all of the facts, so that you can make an informed decision, rather than one simply based on your gut feeling. Ask questions and find out what your own situation is, so which option would be medically recommended.
- Find out the risks. With natural birth and cesarean sections there are risks, but there can be more dangerous risks inherent with a surgical procedure. Find out what risks there are to you and your baby, as well as the chances of infection or further problems as you recover from your surgery.
- Try to make your decision sooner rather than later. It is best to make your decision before you go into labour, so that everything can be put into place in preparation for your delivery. A rushed decision can put both you and your baby into a very stressed state, which will make the birth more difficult whichever option you choose.
- Go with the flow. If you have decided on one type of birth and then circumstances change so that you have to go with another, try to give in to what you are being told and know that it is always going to be the best option for yours and your baby’s health.
When to find solicitors in Canterbury
If you have had complications with giving birth either naturally or by C section and you feel that these complications were the fault of the doctor in charge, then you may wish to find solicitors in Canterbury and claim compensation from the hospital to pay for your medical expenses, time off work and so on.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to speak to someone who can let you know what the claims process involves, and whether or not you have a good enough case for a successful claim. If you do, you can be passed over to our experienced solicitors in Canterbury who will work with you on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Your solicitors in Canterbury will also work on a 100% no win no fee* basis and will keep you updated as your claim progresses, so you always know where you stand.