Depending on which camp you fall into, C-sections are either the worst form of child birth or a magical gift designed to make the process a lot easier for moms. If you are trying to decide whether or not a cesarian section is in your birth plan, you should know the facts regarding all of the myths about C-sections floating around in the mamasphere (and, obviously, the internet.)
Some believe that women who opt to have a C-section are taking the easy way out; avoiding the pain and making labor fit within their predetermined timeline. Others view the procedure as a last resort, to be used only when it is necessary for the safety of mother and child. But there's no denying the growing popularity of delivery by cesarian, According to The Huffington Post, more than 32 percent of births occurred by C-section in 2013, which was greater than the 10 to 15 percent medically necessary target recommended by the World Health Organization.
Although there are risks and benefits associated with both vaginal and cesarian births, it's important to know that having a C-section does not have to impact your ability to bond with your baby.
While you're waiting for your little one to arrive, take a few minutes to learn about some of the myths around C-sections, so you can your family can be prepared for any situation.