Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Are Hospitals Making More Money With C-Sections?

Sep. 14, 2016

Dear Cathy:

I will be having my first baby soon and I would like to do it the old-fashioned way instead of a C-section. Do hospitals make more money by giving pregnant women C-sections? No C-Section, Ohio

Dear No C-Section:

Apparently, according to many experts that deals with the womb, hospitals do make more money by giving their patients (Cesarean) C-sections. After all it’s an operation, where many times they have to put women to sleep.

Hospitals are hurting today financially, like most other institutions out there. I am sure doctors are encouraged by hospital administrators to bring in more money by conducting more surgical procedures, especially more C-sections verses regular births.

Childbirth is a funny thing. Some women have short labors and for others it goes on for days, so basically it will be left up to doctors, how to deliver your baby.

If you go in the hospital on a Friday, most doctors like others in the workplace, will be looking forward to weekend adventures, so they will not hang around for you to have your baby. 

They can tell you that you or your baby was in distress and that a C-section was necessary and the nurses will just go along with them. They can lie and tell you anything, especially if you are a hard patient to deal with.

Even though cesarean deliveries are without a doubt a necessary and lifesaving procedure in many cases, again doctors can tell you what they want to and do what they want to because once you are admitted in a hospital, you have no say-so over what is going to happen to you. So therefore, you might want to look into other ways of delivering your baby, other than a hospital, if you want to have a regular birth for your baby.

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