It is not often I rant on this blog. I deliberately try to steer clear of controversy because I hate online arguments. But honestly...natural caesarean section...what a load of *****!!
How can there be such a thing as a "natural" caesarean section? It is a serious surgical operation, for goodness sake.
What has set me off is this video that I was introduced to the other day. Have a watch...it explains what a natural caesarean section is.
What has really annoyed me is the obstetrician talking about siting intravenous infusions in the non-dominant arm and keeping the blood pressure cuff clean. Am I missing something?! Surely this is common sense and has been routine practice for years. Keeping the blood pressure cuff clean is not a natural caesarean section!!!!
I am 1000% behind making caesarean section as family-friendly as possible and I totally applaud obstetricians and midwives who encourage things such as immediate mother-to-baby skin-to-skin contact. But please don't try to sell caesarean section to mothers or midwives as being "natural"...it isn't and never will be!!!