I have first hand, seen the results of bad decisions made by Pregnant Women because they hate CS and "it's not their portion". The most painful one was the one who after 5 years of searching, got pregnant, we discovered the baby was too big and she'll need CS. She kept quiet.
The baby was also not in the right position. We counselled her appropriately for CS. She said she has heard. Only for her to visit a TBA where the performed "External Cephalic Version", something that OBGYNs only perform under guidance in a well equipped facility.
The Baby suffered Cord Compression and strangulation and they rushed the child to us when they saw there was no other way. We did CS only to deliver a dead baby. I cried deep inside and was so furious!

The man later confessed to us what really led to it because I investigated.
If not for the husband, I won't have known this woman stubbornly decided not to do the right thing, rather choosing to listen to that devil called TBA Nurse.

She learned her lesson. In a hard way

Good news though. She's pregnant again. She came to us immediately.
Don't be like this. Learn to make informed educated decisions. Doctors aren't just telling you to do CS because they want more money from you (although I know some evil persons do this) however, you need to ask and seek opinions of verified Professionals all the time.

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