Preface – Kendra South shared a “real life” photo of the surgery scar to alert other women. The testimony has already been shared about 90 thousand times
The fear of normal birth is one reason why many women prefer a cesarean section, even without a medical indication. What many do not know, however, is that the surgical delivery, in addition to the risks involved, may have a complicated recovery. In order to alert mothers about this detail, Kendra South, who gave birth to a boy in August of this year, has published a heartfelt account of her postpartum experience. With a right to the photo of the scar, the testimony has already been shared about 90 thousand times, from there to here, and had 51 thousand reactions. Check out parts of the “straight talk” below:
“I’m so tired of hearing people say that a C-section is easy! Stop it and try again, because it is not. They take you to a freezing surgical center. Your body is literally sliced and parts are removed … nerves, tissues, things that were not meant to be cut. And then they tell you that your organs will be back in place in twelve months. As well? I know I know. But wait until you wake up and hear (from the doctors) that you have to struggle to walk to the bathroom on the same night! It’s a hell … and they want you to take a shower? Walk down the aisles? Anyway, no kind of birth is simple. So, I congratulate you all, mothers. We’ve all brought lives to this world somehow. “
CASES IN WHICH CESÁREA’S INDICATION IS ABSOLUTE
Indication is valid only in case the woman has an active lesion on the day of delivery, because the virus can contaminate the baby, affecting the brain. If it carries the microorganism, some doctors suggest a preventive treatment to minimize the probability of the virus manifesting itself.
Premature placental abruption
It is a serious complication that causes bleeding and therefore requires urgent surgical intervention to save the life of mother and child.
Occurs when the insertion of the placenta is low, and may cover the cervix. There is risk of bleeding and even death of the mother and the baby. Therefore, it makes normal delivery impossible.
is when the child presents in a position as if “lying in a hammock”, which prevents vaginal delivery. By the 37th week, the baby can turn to the ideal position. After this period, there is no space for him to move.
Umbilical Cord Prolapse
This is a rare and serious condition in which cord expulsion occurs before the baby passes. This is usually because it is longer than normal and, because of its previous passage, may end up interrupting the blood flow to the child. Therefore, it requires an emergency Caesarean section.
CASES IN WHICH CESÁREA’S INDICATION MUST BE EVALUATED INDIVIDUALLY
Everything will depend on the position of the babies at the time of birth.
As the name suggests, the size of the baby’s head is not compatible with passing through the birth canal. But the diagnosis can only be made during labor.
Failure to induce labor
The procedure consists of administering the hormone oxytocin in order to intensify the contractions. If, however, labor does not progress – with increased dilatation – surgery may be necessary.
Presence of meconium
This is the first fecal content excreted by the fetus. The main concern is that the baby sucks during labor. Each case should be evaluated individually but, as a rule, is indicated for cesarean section when meconium is considered thick or when it is associated with changes in fetal heart rate.
The presence of this bacterium in the region of the vagina is common and does not cause damage to the health of the mother, however, can be lethal to the baby if there is contagion during the normal birth. But calm down. An examination of the presence of the microorganism between the 35th and 37th week is mandatory and, if detected, the woman will be treated with antibiotics during labor, which risk of transmission.