I'm on the fence ladies. I'm 16 weeks pregnant. I've looked through discussions here and articles online from reliable sources. The artcles seem to be 50/50. Some say that vaginal delivery is great, no negative outcomes and sphincter function is great (after about 6 weeks after delivery/healing). Others say that incontinence can rise because of vaginal delivery.
I talked to my GI specialist and he recommends that I go natural, which I love because personally, I believe that it's better for the baby. He also said that it would be better because I have lots of scar tissue and I would love to have 3-4 children (I am expecting our first).
I have a family history of easy deliveries (my mom's longest labour was 4 hours). My husband and I are average size/height and we were both 7 1/2 pounds when delivered (and I was a week late). No huge babies seem to be in the future.
I really don't want to wear a diaper for the rest of my life but I really don't want to create more scar tissue, endure surgery again (and more with my other future babies), and I believe that it is better for baby to have a natural delivery.
What are you thoughts?