C-Section before due delivery date - is it safe of the new born?
Medical Science has improved so much that doctors sometimes suggest for C-Section before the due delivery date of a women based on the kid's health as per the USG report.
But I am afraid and concerned about the new born who is forcefully brought to this world before he is prepared in a natural way.
Here goes a short story of a very close friend of mine....... She was staying with her mother during her first delivery. Her attending doctor after getting her consent decides for a C-Section and not normal delivery. Unfortunately her father expired few years back and her husband was out of station. Both of them were in a state of fear and anxiety as to how will they handle the situation when the pain for delivery starts as the hospital was far away from their residence.
As and when the due date for delivery was approaching, both my friend and her mother were getting into a state of deep panic because of same thought of how to handle the situation.
Just 4 weeks before her delivery date he feels pain in her lower abdomen bearable though and informs her mother about the same. Her mother starts calling her friends to discuss if this is the right time to rush to the hospital for delivery or not.
One of her mother's most trust worthy friend suggests to take her to hospital before things goes out of control.
By the time she reaches hospital the pain subsides a little but her doctor, based on the USG reports decides although its 4 weeks before but its fine for the C-Section.
The child takes birth 4 weeks before and immediately after birth the new born had to be admitted to NICU. Being a preterm baby (perhaps by doctor's choice and not by chance) and having low immunity, the kid fell sick many more compared other kids of same age. This in turn impacted the kid's developmental cycle. He had delayed walking and no he is facing delayed taking as well. My friend still repents thinking that had she been a little strong and confident about assessing the severity of her pain and had not rushed to the doctor in a state of panic then perhaps his son would have been born on time and would have been stout and healthy like other kids of same age.
She is still confused whether her before time C-Section is actually related to her son's low immunity and suffering or not.
Friends....request your suggestion on the same so that I can convey your message to my friend