Know The Differences Between Vaginal Birth And C-Section

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Giving birth is really an unbelievable and cherished moment in a woman’s life and with it comes both pleasure and anxiety. A woman can deliver her baby by either the vaginal method, commonly known as the normal delivery, or by C-section, i.e, cesarean delivery.

Both methods have their own pros and cons.┬áHere’s all you need to know about vaginal birth and C-section:

This is how the microbiology comes into action:


The microorganisms derived from the vaginal pathway lead to the production of specific cytokines, which promote the normal development of a child’s immune system.

  • From a physiological point of view, the post-op recovery time is shorter for vaginal birth than that of C-section, and the mother can hold and breastfeed the baby soon after the delivery.
  • From the psychological point of view, the mother feels empowered and overwhelmed knowing that she has participated actively in her child’s birth.


The two most common methods of normal delivery are by using forceps and vacuum extraction. The decision is made by the doctor depending upon each case. The only cons of this process is that sometimes the child may get harmed due to the application of forceps or vacuum, but cases like these are rare if the process is performed by a skilled surgeon.


In most of the cases, surgeons suggest C-section only when some kind of risk is involved in child birth. However, nowadays, females opt for this voluntarily as it is comparatively pain-free and less time taking. Definitely, the labor time and pain can be avoided through this method, but it increases the chances of infections and the time in recovery.

Given here is the C-section procedure in a nut shell.


Both methods are very different from each other, and both have their own share of pros and cons. But the final call should be to ensure the safety and health of the baby. Every case and every patient is different, so the ultimate aim of the surgeon is to ensure a safe delivery of the child while keeping the best interest of the mother in mind.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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