5 doctors weighed in:
Is it safest to have a natural birth?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In almost all cases, a normal birth is desired over a c-section.
Despite today's progress in surgical advances, infection prevention, and post-op recovery, a natural birth is still considered safer, with fewer risks, than an operative delivery. However, when cases of breech, twins or triplets, macrosomia (large infant), etc. Occur, we have the ability to safely deliver these babies by c-section.

In brief: Yes
In almost all cases, a normal birth is desired over a c-section.
Despite today's progress in surgical advances, infection prevention, and post-op recovery, a natural birth is still considered safer, with fewer risks, than an operative delivery. However, when cases of breech, twins or triplets, macrosomia (large infant), etc. Occur, we have the ability to safely deliver these babies by c-section.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
I believe that not only is it safest, but also the best for your baby (at least versus c-section).
A baby that travels through the vaginal tract is able to swallow the acidophilus needed to begin laying down the probiotics (good bacteria) all healthy digestive systems need. A baby born c-section enters the world through a sterile field, void of any of these healthy "bugs".

In brief: Yes
I believe that not only is it safest, but also the best for your baby (at least versus c-section).
A baby that travels through the vaginal tract is able to swallow the acidophilus needed to begin laying down the probiotics (good bacteria) all healthy digestive systems need. A baby born c-section enters the world through a sterile field, void of any of these healthy "bugs".
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Dr. Jeffrey Gladd
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors