• Question: why do some women have difficulties in giving birth in normal way instead undergo surgery

    Asked by 935orange33 to Eve, Gregory, Jacob, Makobu, Nelson on 18 May 2018.
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      Makobu Kimani answered on 18 May 2018:

      There are a whole spectrum of medical conditions that would need a delivery to be done surgically rather than vaginally. It can be issues to with the mother or the baby or even a combination of both. It may not be possible in the space of a chat to describe all the possible reasons but some of the reasons may include:

      Mother: high blood pressure, physical deformity, physical exhaustion, bleeding, very short stature etc.

      Baby: Baby exhaustion that could result in its death, very big baby, problems with the placenta etc.

      I will also add that some people also can opt for a cesarean section for personal reasons in what is called an elective caesarian section.
      To conclude, both vaginal or operational delivery are normal forms of birth and neither is superior to the other.