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Why do people who had to have c sections talk about birth trauma? I am just happy to have a healthy baby

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Every person has a different tolerance to pain.
Some can't handle any, while others should be in pain but don't need anything. There is probably a psychological component involved with some people as well.

In brief: See below

Every person has a different tolerance to pain.
Some can't handle any, while others should be in pain but don't need anything. There is probably a psychological component involved with some people as well.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: It varies

Some women feel they have somehow failed if they have a c-section.
There is certainly a group that feels, not totally without justification, that physicians are too quick and too cavalier with c-sections. A truly emergency c-section can be very scary and traumatic with little time to explain things. On the other side are those that request a c-section without even trying labor.

In brief: It varies

Some women feel they have somehow failed if they have a c-section.
There is certainly a group that feels, not totally without justification, that physicians are too quick and too cavalier with c-sections. A truly emergency c-section can be very scary and traumatic with little time to explain things. On the other side are those that request a c-section without even trying labor.
Dr. Timothy Brown
Dr. Timothy Brown
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