Yet another argument in favor of elective C-section:
As many as one in 13 mothers experience full-blown post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the weeks after their child is delivered, the McGill University researchers concluded. Their symptoms can include sleeplessness, repeated flashbacks and nightmares and emotional avoidance of people and things that remind them of giving birth, including even their newborn infant. . . In all cases, the symptoms started after the childbirth and were linked by the women to the delivery experience. . . It seems to make sense that women who have been sexually assaulted, on the other hand, would be more at risk for post-traumatic stress, said Dr. Da Costa, given that delivery happens in and around the sexual organs.
I hope people manage to see the word “elective” in the title and in the 1st sentence of this post. The discussion of elective C-section often triggers selective blindness in crazed worshipers of all things that have been sold to them as “natural.”