Globally, the number of babies born through caesarean section (C-section) almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 — from 12% to 21% of all births — according to a Series of three papers published in The Lancet and launched at the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) World Congress in Brazil. While the life-saving surgery is still unavailable for many women and children in low-income countries and regions, the procedure is overused in many middle- and high-income settings….
In the 10 countries with the highest number of births in 2010-2015, there were large differences in C-section use between regions — for example, differences between provinces in China ranged from 4% to 62%, and inter-state differences in India ranged from 7% to 49%. The USA, Bangladesh, and Brazil reported C-section use in more than 25% of births nationally, but some regions within these countries used C-section around twice as much as others ….
Maternal death and disability is higher after C-section than vaginal birth. In particular, C-sections have a more complicated recovery for the mother, and lead to scarring of the womb, which is associated with bleeding, abnormal development of the placenta, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. The authors say that it is important to note that these are small but serious risks, but each of these risks increases as a woman has more C-sections.
There is emerging evidence that babies born via C-section have different hormonal, physical, bacterial and medical exposures during birth, which can subtly alter their health. While the long-term risks of this are not well-researched, the short-term effects include changes in immune development which can increase the risk of allergies and asthma and alter the bacteria in the gut….
As is customary in “scientific” medical research, the toxic psychological impact on imprinting children and vulnerable mothers (see #3 at http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/birthUSA3.html ) is resolutely and uniformly ignored in the source article ( https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736%2818%2931928-7 ) . In fact that seems to largely be the function of the psychological sciences: rationalize business as usual, objectify and pathologize predictable reactions to resultant trauma and find a way to blame the victim.
It seems the punishment for having children is becoming increasingly severe. Normal, unhurried, confident birth is an orgasmic event designed to bond mother and baby. It is hardly ever to be found in a hospital setting.
This will continue to accelerate as doctors become increasingly overworked, time-constrained and ignorant of normal birth, and humanity will become increasingly barbarized and medicalized as the toxic epigenetic imprint spreads with each new generation and babies are physically, emotionally, hormonally and immunologically severed from their mothers and put on industrial effluent (aluminized and fluoridated formula) due to lactation disruption, and abandoned to strollers, TV, computers and day care.
Sorry if this sounds depressing, but it’s only logical. Birth trauma creates dissociation and reduced empathy, leading to abandonment of empathic behaviors like child nurturing and play and the adoption of more “efficient” hive-like behaviors to fill in the voids. The intergenerational feedback loops are hard to miss, especially with profit-driven male doctors involved. The only constraint to exponential growth that I can see will be the level of population saturation as the rate approaches 100%. Thankfully, all the misery and illness that it causes will be great for the economy. At least until everything falls apart completely.