Cesarean section, or the C-section, is another well-known type of delivering a baby. In this method, surgery is performed on the mother’s abdomen, exposing the uterus area to be able to deliver the baby.
Although it can be planned weeks ahead for scheduled c-section, it is also possible to convert to abdominal delivery in the course of trial of labor. It may be because the cervical dilatation is not progressing or the baby’s head is not going down. While in labor, it may also be possible that the baby’s heartbeat goes down. There are reasons why some opt for a c-section, but it’s most commonly used because of medical reasons.
Women who have already delivered through a c-section before are advised to do the same for succeeding deliveries if the previous indication for CS is still present (small pelvis, malpresented baby, placenta covering the birth canal etc.). It usually takes longer recovery time for women who had a c-section delivery compared to those who had a vaginal delivery. There’s also a chance that the scar from the surgery will be visible especially if the mother is prone to having keloids..
Assisted Home Birth
Another birth delivery method is assisted home birth. This is basically giving birth inside your own house with a midwife or traditional hilot assisting you throughout the process.
One example is the so-called “water birth” or delivering in a pool or tub with warm water. It is believed by some that water birth relaxes both the mother and baby more compared to other birthing methods.