Did you know that in recent years the number of caesarean sections has increased?
Caesarean section is a major abdominal surgery that can be associated with certain risks for both the mother and the baby.
Although many of the surgical deliveries that occur are unnecessary and avoidable, you cannot deny that caesarean sections can save lives. But in many cases, with a little knowledge and planning, the risk of caesarean section could be greatly reduced.
Tips to prevent a birth from ending in caesarean section
1. Eat a healthy diet
A birth is a complicated process, so keeping the body in shape is the best way to ensure that everything will go well. Eating a healthy diet and avoiding processed foods will help you stay healthier and avoid some problems such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes that have been linked to an increased risk of caesarean section.
2. Practice moderate physical exercise
Some studies have found that sedentary women are 4 times more likely to end up having a C-section, than those who did some type of aerobic exercise during the first or second trimester.
3. Choose the doctor
Although you cannot always choose, one of the most determining factors when it comes to knowing how it will end up being a birth is the doctor who will assist you.
Knowing the rate of deliveries assisted by the doctor who is going to assist you in the delivery that have ended in caesarean section can give you a good idea of how your doctor’s philosophy around births is.
4. Stay informed
Getting familiar with the process of childbirth and knowing what to expect will allow you to reduce anxiety and cope with childbirth with a much more relaxed mood.
A greater knowledge of everything related to childbirth also help prevent acids too early to the hospital when you start the first signs of labor.
Going quickly to the hospital at the first sign of a contraction increases the risk of having medical interventions that increase your chances of having a C-section.
5. Prevent labor induction
In recent studies it has been found that induction of labor increases the caesarean section rate by more than double.
6. Know the effects of medical interventions
Some of the medical interventions performed during childbirth contribute to increasing caesarean sections. The fetal monitoring continues, the epidural, the confinement to bed, the early rupture of the bag water may increase the risk of caesarean section.