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Is there more rewards in natural birth than having a C-section?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

As Salaamu Alaikum,

I am expecting my second child but was told that I may have to do another c section due to certain health concerns and I would like to know if having a natural birth is greater in reward than having a c section.
As I feel I haven’t gotten to experience true labor as other mothers.

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

What is extremely important is the safety of you and your baby, and not that which is greater in reward. In fact, going through both C-section and natural birth have great rewards in them since the mother has to undergo pain in both. However, you must understand that Allah wants ease and goodness for His servants, and seeing that doctors have already recommended C-section due to certain health concerns, you must follow their guidelines.

There is no good in trying to experience ‘true labor’ when it may compromise the health and safety of you and your baby.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

10/1/17.

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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