Benefits of Vaginal Birth




Dr. Anna Suarez Davis, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Baptist Hospital of Miami, explains vaginal births are the way nature intended for women to have babies. “This is healthier for baby and for mom, vaginal birth is the way that babies should be born; we are lucky to have the life-saving measure of cesarean sections when it’s necessary, but in general a vaginal delivery is the way to go,” she says.

She points out one benefit of a vaginal delivery for a baby is that their lungs get a little bit squeezed out and so there are less respiratory issues.

Transcript
With a national rate for cesarean surgery or c-sections at nearly 32 percent more and more women are looking to natural labor and delivery options as an alternative to traditional births in the hospital so doctor I guess let’s kind of start off with you know what are some of the advantages of a natural childbirth that’s a very good question so vaginal births are the way that nature intended for women to have babies this is healthier for baby and for mom it surprises me that when women come in sometimes even asking for a c-section because vaginal birth is the way that babies should be born I mean there’s no doubt or question about that we are lucky to have the life-saving measure of cesarean sections when it’s necessary but in general a vaginal delivery is the way to go the risks of a c-section or the benefits rather of a vaginal delivery for a baby is that they their lungs kind of get a little bit squeezed out and so there’s less respiratory issues when they are when after they’re born because that helps to kind of the transition from the amniotic fluid to the the real world for a mother the recovery is a million times better I know because I had to myself one-one without an epidural the other the other benefit is the aside from the recovery is it just helps the transition for mom to be able to feed the baby more easily breastfeed right away bond with their baby move around take care of the baby the first days of life it’s a huge huge benefit.
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