When you find out you’re pregnant, you have a lot of decisions to make, one of the most significant of which is whether you want to deliver your baby vaginally or with a cesarean section. At his OB/GYN practice in Dallas, Texas, Emil Tajzoy, MD, helps you learn about your birthing options and is equally experienced in performing both vaginal and cesarean deliveries. If you’re looking for an OB/GYN who will be with you at every step of your pregnancy and delivery, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Vaginal deliveries are the more natural form of giving birth in which you go through labor while your cervix opens to allow the baby to leave your womb and travel through your cervix and vaginal canal. A cesarean delivery, also referred to as a C-section, is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Tajzoy makes an incision in your abdomen and uterus to remove the baby.
There are benefits to both vaginal and cesarean deliveries. While your body is equipped for a vaginal birth, you may prefer to plan your delivery, and a C-section affords more control over when your baby is born.
Vaginal deliveries generally require shorter hospital stays after your baby is born and have more rapid recovery times than a C-section. Vaginal delivery also has benefits for your baby as the passage through your vaginal canal helps squeeze any excess amniotic fluid out of your baby’s lungs, which decreases the risk of certain respiratory problems. Additionally, if you deliver vaginally, you’ll be able to hold and breastfeed your baby immediately.
C-sections do offer several benefits. Many women find the planned and controlled delivery less stressful, and you reduce your risk of post-term pregnancies, which are pregnancies that last longer than 40 weeks.
Planned C-sections also reduce your risk of uterine atony, a condition where your uterus doesn’t contract normally after giving birth. Additionally, they reduce your risk of pelvic floor injuries and other birth-related trauma. If you have a sexually transmitted disease or other infection, C-sections limit your risk of infecting your baby.
It’s up to you to choose how you want to deliver your baby. Dr. Tajzoy can answer your questions and direct you toward resources to help you educate yourself in more detail about the pros and cons of both types of delivery.
Dr. Tajzoy is equally experienced in both vaginal and C-section deliveries and is committed to helping you have the birthing experience you want. He puts your health and the health of your baby first.
If you’re looking for a compassionate and attentive OB/GYN who is committed to helping you have a safe and healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.