I had a Caesarean Section 12 years ago and apart from suffering acute pain for weeks on end after my daughter’s birth it never occurred to me that I had inadvertently contributed to a fall in the economy. Natural birth, it seems, is a driver of economic growth. Forget stimulus packages, bank bailouts, manufacturing and industrial policies or tax credits as engines of growth.
Economists take note – vaginal deliveries are the new game.
This is the wisdom of the Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, who has caused an uproar by venting his rage against Caesarean births, calling them an “operation” to limit population growth because women who opted for the procedure could not have more than two children. Caesarean births were also a “secret” plot designed to stall
I don’t know if
The true plot lies in the use of women’s reproductive rights as a weapon of patriarchal control. I have noticed a creep of anti-Caesarean rhetoric which seems to subtly suggest that it (a C-Section) gives a woman more control over the birth process and therefore is not to be tolerated.