posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 06:58 PM
originally posted by: dogstar23
Both of my children were born via C-Section (I'm the dad) because dilation simply wasn't happening
My wife (who, unlike me, is actually medically qualified to comment on these matters) goes on about this quite often. The following is based on many
discussions over the dining table.
In the vast majority of cases, people don't have a C-Section because the woman "isn't dilated enough", they have the C-Section because it's more
convenient for the hospital and because the doctors love to interfere. If she's not dilated enough it's because she's not ready yet. Still, the woman
is too far gone at that stage to send her home without risking a lawsuit if anything goes wrong, but still nowhere near ready to pop out a sprog.
Another bed taken up with nothing much happening. It's essentially a management problem for the hospital, not a medical issue.
I'm told that the best place to be right up to the last moment... is up and moving around, being active. This is another problem for most hospitals
because they're not really set up to have patients wandering around, especially when it comes to carrying out regular obs. Easy medical solution to
this management problem? Find a reason to confine them to bed. Easy medicaly solution to both problems? Start with induction, get them wired up so
they have to stay in bed, then move to C-Section if the process still isn't moving forward. Of course, induction increases the possibility of fetal
distress which, conveniently, is another good reason for a C-Section.
I'm told it varies significantly from hospital to hospital, so experiences may differ.