While you may not want a cesarean section or think you'll need one, sometimes c-sections are necessary. When it comes...
While you may not want a cesarean section or think you'll need one, sometimes c-sections are necessary. When it comes to labor and birth, it's best to be prepared for all possible experiences and outcomes. In your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy, you should bring up some cesarean questions with your midwife or doctor. Such as...
  • If your care provider is considering a c-section are there alternatives that can be tried first?
  • Why does your care provider perform c-sections - for breech babies, stalled labor, or only in emergencies?
  • Can your partner, doula, or midwife be present if you end up having a c-section?
  • Can your baby still room in with you?
  • How much recovery time will you need after a routine c-section?
  • What sort of anesthesia options are available during a c-section?
  • Can you get a second opinion if a c-section is deemed necessary?
Read about cesarean aftercare.

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