Essay on Why Wait Thirty-Eight Weeks

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Stephanie Gee
Mrs. Stone
17 April 2013
Why Wait Thirty-Eight Weeks?
On March 5, 2000 Inez Ramirez performed a caesarean section on herself and survived, as did her son, Orlando Ruiz Ramirez. She is believed to be the only woman to have performed a successful caesarean section on herself with no pain medication. (2) The first caesarean, also known as C-section, has been dated back as far as 320 BC. . When Bindusard, the second Mauryan Emperor of India’s mother was almost full term when she consumed poison accidentally and died. Chanaka, the Chandragupta’s teacher and advisor, made up his mind that the baby should survive. He cut open the belly of the queen and took out the baby, thus saving the baby’s life. (3) Although C-sections are less painful, they take three times as long to recover. C-sections or caesarian sections have become very trendy across the world. They started with the rich and famous and now as most people would do, the new normal is becoming C-sections. (1) Planned C-sections are due to many reasons. Some including that you’ve had a pervious C-section. But most are due to the fact that more and more people are being infatuated with planning their child’s birth. Caesarean sections are usually performed when the vaginal delivery would put the baby or the mother at risk. At least that what most are supposed to be for. This is my point exactly. C-sections should not be allowed without probable cause. Nearly seven percent of pregnant women had no medical reason to consider surgery have had a C-section and eleven percent of first time mommies were given caesareans compared to three percent in 1991. My number one reason for having this view on this subject is due to the fact that even a baby born a week early suffers from five times as many problems than a baby that is carried to full term. My second reason for having this stand point is the fact that hospitals are pushing more women to have C-sections to gain more profit. My final and third reason is that it’s not natural and the numbers of C-sections are continuing to rise. As I stated above, even a baby born seven days early suffers from five times as many problems than a baby that was carried to full term. (1) Neonatal Depression is just one of the things that can happen. This happens when babies that have a reaction to the anesthesia that was given to the mother. This causes a period of inactivity or sluggishness after delivery. Also babies are more likely to suffer from jaundice, respiratory problems and/or low blood pressure. Labor triggers the release of hormones that help a babies lungs start the breathing process. Also the compression of the infant during the trip down the birth canal helps to remove the extra fetal lung fluid. Another interesting fact about babies born early by C-section is most babies have trouble breast feeding because the sucking instinct wasn’t fully developed. (2) Keep in mind these are just a few of the things that could possibly go wrong. My second reason is that hospitals are pushing, or influencing more and more women every day to have a C-section for their own personal benefit. Caesareans are quick and for the most part, planned, there for they are more convenient for an obstetrician than a long unpredictable vaginal birth is. In China, doctors are compensated based on the monetary value of medical treatments offered. As a result, you guessed it; doctors are persuading women to have the more expensive C-sections rather than the natural birth process. Another…