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A child’s birth for a woman is personal. From where and how to deliver, to who you want in the room,  there is a lot to consider prior to the baby’s birth. In many parts of the world, including Pakistan, women are often stigmatized for having a C-sections delivery.

There are a lot of misconceptions about it and we here set you straight on the five major myths  associated with caesarean deliveries. 

Myth #1: Once a caesarean, always a caesarean section 

Many women avoid pursuing a vaginal birth after a caesarean section because they are afraid of giving a  vaginal birth. Many women who have had caesarean sections assume their bodies cannot give birth like  other women. That is entirely incorrect. Thousands of women every year give vaginal births after  caesarean sections. 

Myth #2: C-sections are not painful 

Patients do not generally experience any pain during the caesarean section procedure, although they  may experience considerable pain for 2 to 6 weeks after the surgery. Although the operation is  commonly thought to be less painful than vaginal birth, it is by no means pain free. A child is larger than  your vagina or bikini-line incision, regardless of how it arrives. 

Myth #3: Vaginal birth after one caesarian increases the risk of uterine rupture 

Women are often concerned that trying to give birth vaginally after a caesarian section would cause  their uterus to break and split open at the incision location. This is not true. Experts estimate that the  chance of uterine rupture after a single low transverse (bikini) cut is between 0.5 and 1%. Vaginal  delivery puts even first-time mothers at risk of complications including uterine rupture, placental  abruption, cord prolapse, and shoulder dystocia. Attempting a vaginal birth after a caesarean section  does not increase the risk in any way. What really does is not giving your body full time to heal and  getting conceiving again in less than two years. 

Myth #4: Breastfeeding is not easy after a C-sections delivery 

Your ability to nurse your baby is unaffected by the type of delivery. Although it might be more  complicated at first, a woman can certainly breastfeed her child after a caesarean delivery. The  medicines used are normally safe for breastfeeding, and you’ll be able to find comfortable positions with  the aid of a lactation consultant or nurse. 

Myth #5: Getting a C-sections section is a selfish luxury 

The way a woman gives birth is a profoundly personal decision, and birth plans can alter. According to  the WHO, a woman may need a caesarian section surgery due to prolonged labour, foetal distress, or  the baby’s abnormal position. There are multiple risks of surgical complications associated with C sections and it is by no means a luxury. 

Despite the fact that most patients are expected to deliver naturally via vaginal delivery, a caesarian section can be required at any time during pregnancy or labour. Since delivery is so unpredictable,  patients should be aware of that, depending on how their pregnancy or labour progresses, caesarian sections could be the easiest or safest way to deliver a child. Every individual’s medical condition  dictates which method is the safest for the mother and the child and there is no ‘better’ option to birth a  child.


Adams, R., 2017. 6 Myths About C-Sections, Busted. HuffPost. Available at:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/myths-c-sections_n_7089646

Bradley, S., 2020. Pregnancy After C-Section: Risks and How Long to Wait. Healthline. Available at:  https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/pregnancy-after-c-section#risks

East, L., 2011. Antenatal advice ‘perpetuates C-section myths’. BBC News. Available at:  https://www.bbc.com/news/health-15106523

KIMS, 2017. Myths and Facts about Vaginal Birth after C-Section. KIMS Cuddles. Available at:  https://www.kimscuddles.com/myths-facts-vaginal-birth-after-c-section/

WHO, 2021. Non-clinical interventions to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections. Available at:  https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/infographic-unnecessary-caesarean-section.pdf?ua=1.



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