C-Section Or Natural Birth! The Whole Truth About Birthing Like A Hebrew Woman And A Doctor’s Perspective To It

C-Section or natural birth! At the end of this story, it is hoped that you will understand that none is superior or inferior to the other.

In some quarters, some women would do everything against having their babies through C-Section, even when it’s obvious that it could be the only way out.

Such women would sometimes quote scriptures and confess that they would birth like the Hebrew women. Now, the truth behind the Hebrew women childbirth story is lost to many a woman.

See the story below:

Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah;  and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.” But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and saved the male children alive?” And the midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are lively and give birth before the midwives come to them.” Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them.”

The phrase came from the ploy of their midwives who, because they feared God; wouldn’t do what the king asked of them.

To bring this issue closer home, a Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr. Adeleye Oshunpidan Wumi has narrated her first childbirth experience, in order to enlighten the Nigerian woman on the issue of caesarean section, which some of them view as death sentence.

Adeleye, a senior registrar Anaesthetist, Lasuth, Ikeja in a recent chat with Diaryofanaijagirl, reveals she’s sharing her story to educate women who have this mindset to let it go.

It is also most painful because, according to Adeleye’s narration, these pregnant women who would leave the hospital because they did not want to birth through C-Section, would most times come back for the same C-Section but by then, the baby sometimes would have already died and its dead body would still have to be brought out through this same C-Section.

Adeleye believes that her speaking about her childbirth story will help more women not to lose their babies and also, reduce maternal mortality.

Below is her enlightening story:

”Most times when women are told they will have a C section, I hear a lot of “I reject it in Jesus name, it’s not my portion, awuzubillahi.” I thought I knew better until I was in those shoes and still struggled with the scary thought of not having a vaginal birth.

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When I went into labour with my first child, after many contractions, being monitored by the doctors and 18 hours of being in labour with strong contractions, I never dilated beyond 2cm, I was told “Doc you are going to have a CS because you ain’t dilating and the baby is going into distress.”

Yours truly, I began to pray, speak in tongues and reject it at the same time. The next thing I saw on the monitor was my baby’s heart rate going up. It was then I knew there was fetal distress. I immediately called my hubby saying, “Oya let them do it oh, now now.”

At the end, I had a strong Healthy boy, who came out with a serious tangling of the cord round his neck, meaning if I had delivered normally he would have been a fresh still birth. Wow!!! Women please CS is not a death sentence.

ALSO READ: 10 Medical Reasons a Pregnant Woman May Be Scheduled to Have a C-Section

The most important thing is to have both mother and baby in good health. The most painful one is when those who ran away, refusing to have CS come back for the CS but by then, the baby is dead but they still have to have the CS to bring out a dead baby.

I remember when I registered my son in school. I wasn’t asked if he was delivered through vaginal birth or CS. Let’s let go of this mindset. Please help a woman not to loose her child and not increase maternal mortality.”

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