I do however have a problem with the NHS now making . Giving birth is dangerous; sadly no pregnancy is guaranteed to end in a healthy baby. A C-section however is major abdominal surgery after which the mother has a long recovery period and is unable to pick up heavy objects, such as a baby. Which could delay the mother-baby bonding process. If the woman does not have a supportive partner, family or friends it might encourage her to ignore the healing time required in order to care for the new baby.
Caesareans are seen as a more sterile and easy way to give birth, we’ve sanitised the female genitalia so much we no longer recall what they can do. Beyond being something to douche. I believe this is partially why 10% of women have a fear of giving birth and the main reason women might request a caesarean. It’s easier for society if we all act as though beneath our pants are smooth Barbie and Ken style mounds.
Pregnancy is not an illness; unless there are complications therefore it is not something that should require surgery. It makes me incandescent with rage to think of women on a maternity ward going without the full support of a midwife because of all the staff required for an elected C-section. It irks me to think that those women who do elect to have a caesarean will be cast as silly women who are too squeamish about their bits (which is stupid because you have to have a vaginal catheter, JUST SAYING) instead of the ill-informed result of birth being kept as such a mystery over the years. The Guardian’s Doctor Dillner suggests such women might think about this; “As a default, I would say that nature gave us a channel for childbirth and it wasn't a zip on our bikini line”.