I wish you had not had the first C-section, it is not as healthy for the baby. But once one is done then you are kind of stuck with requiring C-sections in the future. At least make sure you breast deed since this will help counter the health issues presented to the baby from being born through a C-Section.
As far as the antibiotics go this is a surgery so you will need something to help prevent a serious infection, especially considering how many pathogens a person is exposed to in hospitals. But I cannot advise you to not take pharmaceutical antibiotics. That is a decision you have to make. What I can say is there are alternatives such as chaparral and andrographis if you choose to go naturally. Or if you opt to go with the pharmaceutical antibiotics you can use kefir and prebiotics to help restore the system afterward.
Are you familiar with any information regarding bonding issues related to C-sections? Thanks.
I have not heard anything about a controversy about this but I think I know where they are going with it. The peptide oxytocin is one of the compounds generated by the body associated with bonding. During the birthing process the stretching of the vagina increases oxytocin levels, which in turn stimulates the uterine contractions that pushes the fetus out. Taking a baby by c-section avoids this increased oxytocin level so they would assume that this would reduce bonding between the mother and baby.
This is not the only bonding factor though, nor the only method of increasing oxytocin. After birth the babies sense of smell plays a role in the bonding process with the mother as with many other animals. And oxytocin is also increased by nipple stimulation such as breast feeding. Therefore breast feeding further promoted mother-baby bonding if the mother does in fact breast feed.