Would You Rather Have a Colostomy
Honestly. Would you rather have a colostomy bag attached to your abdomen to avoid pooping naturally?
Think about it. You wouldn’t have to “bear down” and strain yourself to get things moving (if you know what I mean). You’d bypass potential hemorrhoids and at times “painful gas”. Eventually you’d pass the lovely meal you had the night before right into the toilet.
Now a colostomybag would bypass all of the above. All you would need to do on a daily basis is: Clean the “stoma” (the hole in your abdomen to connect to your intestine), keep it free of infection, deodorize it, and change the bag of fecal material a few times a day. That’s it. No moaning, groaning, or waiting for nature to do it’s job – got no time for that.
Of course you wouldn’t want a colostomy! Nobody would – unless it were absolutely necessary for health reasons. The thing is eliminating “waste” from our body is a natural, normal, physical phenomena that your body just does – it knows how to do it.
There’s that phrase again “your body knows what to do”, right?
So, what the heck is going on with the increased rate of Cesarean births in the USA?
Recently MSN posted an article that 1 in 3 women will have a c-section! New Jersey was listed as one of highest rates with a few other states following.
A woman’s body (and if you’re pregnant reading this, your body) is physically, anatomically, and chemically designed to birth a baby. If that wasn’t true we would not be here.
It’s only in the past 100 years that childbirth has changed from a normal, everyday life event to a medical one needing surgery.
Most women are not getting the facts about surgical births and the risks. One you don’t often hear about is pulmonary embolism. In a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology:
We conducted an evidence-based review of information about amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). The estimated incidence of AFE is 1:15,200 and 1:53,800 deliveries in North America and Europe, respectively. The case fatality rate and perinatal mortality associated with AFE are 13-30% and 9-44%, respectively. Risk factors associated with an increased risk of AFE include advanced maternal age, placental abnormalities, operative deliveries, eclampsia, polyhydramnios, cervical lacerations, and uterine rupture. The hemodynamic response in AFE is biphasic, with initial pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular failure, followed by left ventricular failure. Promising therapies include selective pulmonary vasodilators and recombinant activated factor VIIa. Important topics for future research are presented.
An embolism is amniotic fluid, or a blood clot that travels to the lungs and causes cardiac arrest by blocking blood flow (oxygen) to the lungs. It can cause death. Women who are inactive during pregnancy and sit for long periods of time are at risk for developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in the legs. Clots can form from “pooled” blood, break off, and travel to the lungs. That’s why exercise is a very good thing to do while pregnant.
Cesarean sections are serious and should not be taken lightly. They are appropriate for emergencies or if there’s an anatomical and physiological reason that would warrant one.
There is a growing misconception that having a Cesarean is an “easier” way to birth a baby. Let’s think about this – who is it easier for? The new mother?
Something to think about.