Safety of Cesarean
Many people and doctors still believe cesarean to be the safest option for breech babies. There are more complications likely with an after coming head; that is just the way of it.Luckily for women who have cesarean surgery, it is the most commonly performed operation in the country. Though most everyone agrees the cesarean rate is out of control in the US, if you do need one, that is in your favor. Your doctor has probably done a great many of them, and it is old hat for everyone involved. It seems safe to assume fewer human errors would occur than a more uncommon surgery.
This article says that for every 110 cesareans that are performed unnecessarily, there is one baby whose life is saved and that there is no way to know which is unnecessary and which will save a life. (I lost the link…will find it…) I’m not sure how you can know this, but just know that there are smart people seemingly without agenda who think it’s safer for your baby to have a cesarean in case he is the 110th baby. (Other studies–see Term Breech analysis–disagree about the risk.)