The Pregnancy Show Presents: A panel discussion - Learn about C-Sections.
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Melanie Raposo: Hi! Everybody, welcome to the pregnancy show, I'm Melanie Raposo. Cesarean sections are more commonly known as C-sections are on the rise. In Ontario alone 33% of babies are delivered by C-section. On today's panel discussion the moms talk about why this number is so high, and the important facts that you should know before getting the C-section. Statistic are going to showing that women are opting to cesarean sections now, think that arise. How you feel better -- yeah, like this -- Female Speaker: They are not informed. They think it's easier. They are afraid of the pain. Female Speaker 1: -- when I give birth I'm not going to -- all that, that C-sections are next think that I was my idea. Female Speaker: I think a lot of it is from the celebrities. Melanie Raposo: Yeah. Female Speaker 2: Is that you, you read Britney Spears -- Female Speaker: And the reason they are doing it -- but they also go in and have a tummy tuck at the same time that body is the carrier. Melanie Raposo: Yes. Female Speaker: So they come out of the possible we'll come out with our five months looking tummy's how did they come out I'm mean what was -- cat walk five weeks later. Melanie Raposo: Really. Female Speaker: Five weeks later I still look eight months pregnant you know she had a tummy tocks so that's not fair but they are not we don't have that and we get this impression -- it's good enough for them. Female Speaker 2: Well you had -- and I have friend that have both and they say much easy to recover from a naturally C-Section. Female Speaker 1: Absolutely, my eldest daughter was born at home, homebirth with the midwife totally natural, no drugs etcetera. And I was up in about the next day much to my midwife, children and these ladies are tell you last cesarean section it's actually with my little angel here was horrifying disasters and I was eight weeks recovering from that. And I'm talking eight weeks before I could walk up right before I could do anything and they really screwed up the surgery and people think oh, well you know odd are you know actually it's very common I'm finding out, because it happen to me, because I went through such a horrifying experience with them screwing up the surgery. He started to realize of it actually very common, you talked to women all the time we say no, yeah, I had that happen to you -- epidural didn't take where they started the surgery you know things like this it's common so, people don't realize that. They think it's just the all will be knocked out I don't want to do labor, but then you can have like six, eight I know woman who are still suffering two months later from the back pain from the epidural they had for the surgery and you know it's major abdominal surgery. Female Speaker: At the end of the day, it's major abdominal surgery. Female Speaker 1: And it's not just the safety of the mother that you need to consider is issues with the baby is coming out, respiratory issues are way higher with this cesarean section baby, because they haven't gone through the canal. When they go through the birth canal all the liquid in the lungs is pressed out when they are being delivered. When they through cesarean section, they went through that and your babies who have trouble and end of the causing that and they have end of the liquid, because if the lungs full of liquid, that they have been able to expel yet. Melanie Raposo: So basically if they can held that, they should try to that. -- it's better. Female Speaker 3: I would pretty much often not to have major surgery if I could. Melanie Raposo: Yeah, yeah. Female Speaker 1: Me too. Female Speaker 3: Just, just the whole Female Speaker 2: Especially when you are awake for it. Female Speaker 1: What they say that the world health organization says the actual emergency right at cesarean should be 10% to 12%. Female Speaker: Yeah. Female Speaker 1: And over in North America it's now reaching nearly 30% Female Speaker 3: Yes, exactly. Female Speak