This article is all well and good but for me with my delivery of DD, I had talked to my OB at the time about C section the whole pregancy because of family history of shoulder dystosia. But I was adament that I wanted to try to deliver vaginally but if it wasn't working I was fine with C section. I went into labor naturally but would not progress so we started pitocin. My epidural didn't work but I thought I was ok with that bc my contractions were managable anyway. I pushed for 3 hours before DD was delivered. She was sunny side up and stuck at my pelvic bone and had shoulder dystosia. After the 14 hours of labor and 3 hours pushing I was so out of it I didn't think to say "Ok enough---lets do a csection" because I trusted that my doctor knew more and would take care of me. Her HR dropped and I was put on oxygen and we had to monitor her closely. Finally after a 4th degree episiotomy and another doctor in the room she was delivered. She had a broken clavicle and my episiotomy took over 6 weeks to heal and it still is not "normal". My doctor actually had a lawsuit filed against her shortly after DD's birth due to damage she caused with a baby with shoulder dystosia and now she is just a GYN not an OB. My DD was not even considered to be a "big" baby---she was 8 lbs.
This time around with a different doctor we had decided to go ahead and do a c-section due to the fact that bc my 4th degree episiotomy is so jacked I'd be looking at corrective surgery following a vaginal and I don't want to run the risk of something worse happening to LO during the delivery.
I appreciate the reasoning behind this article and agree there are many C-sections performed needlessly---but I feel that it makes it seem like you are an idiot if you have a C-section at all. Of course I realize my story is unique and definately not a common situation but to be honest, I would have preferred having a doctor who encouraged it last time than the one I had as DD and I would have been spared the injury of going through that delivery.