Cesarean section or natural birth. How to decide? Is cesarean section better than natural birth for mother and for baby? Leading expert in obstetrics and gynecology shares his view. Safety of C-section vs. vaginal delivery for mother and baby.
Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to decide to deliver a baby by Cesarean section or natural birth? What is safer? C-section or natural delivery? Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Is Cesarean section better than natural birth for mother and for baby? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to compare cesarean section versus natural birth? Professor of obstetrics from San Francisco answers questions about cesarean section and vaginal birth. Induction of labor and caesarean section have to be done only when medical indications exist. Vaginal delivery is the safest method for baby and mother. Natural birth is also better for future pregnancies. First caesarean section often requires c-sections in subsequent pregnancies. Video interview with top expert in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. Medical second opinion confirms that breech presentation and placenta previa diagnosis is correct and complete. Medical second opinion also confirms that cesarean section is required. Medical second opinion helps to choose the best treatment for placenta previa and breech presentation. Get medical second opinion on placenta previa and be confident that your treatment is the best. Cesarean section or natural birth. How to decide. 1234: Caesarean section or vaginal delivery for a normal pregnancy. Is it a question of woman's choice if there are no medical indications for C-section? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to decide whether vaginal birth or caesarean section is better? How to deliver a baby after uncomplicated pregnancy? 1234 (Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF). Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Caesarean section delivery should only be done when it is medically necessary. Induction on labor for a vaginal delivery should be done only when it is medically necessary. Caesarean delivery and induction of labor in vaginal delivery can be done too early. This is dangerous. Baby should be delivered when it's ready to be delivered. Pregnancy becomes full term at forty weeks. Caesarean delivery without medical indications is harmful for both the mother and for the baby. Rising rates of caesarean section delivery all around the world are of concern. Higher rates of Caesarean delivery increase the risk to both mother and baby in subsequent pregnancies. Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Caesarean delivery itself can result in complications to both mother and child. It is difficult to anticipate some complications of C-section. So vaginal delivery whenever possible is the best course of action. 1234 Dr. Anton Titov, MD. This is very important because frequently a scheduled caesarean section delivery is convenient for the hospital and for doctors. Maybe this convenience of C-section delivery accounts for the growth in cesarean sections around the world. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. But natural vaginal birth is the safest. It is the best for both mother and child. 1234 Yes. I will give an example. We are now in San Francisco General Hospital. There was an article in the New York Times about San Francisco General Hospital. It is the safest place for mother and baby in California. Why this hospital was the safest for baby delivery? Dr. Philip Darney, MD. It was mostly because we have a very low rate of caesarean section deliveries. Cesarean section or natural birth. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to decide? What is safer for mother and best for child? Best method to deliver a child is a natural vaginal delivery.