There are many reasons why a doctor may recommend that a pregnant woman deliver her baby by caesarean section, also commonly known as a c-section. These reasons may include the size or position of the baby or other factors, such as a previous c-section or other abdominal surgery.
If your doctor recommends that you deliver your baby by c-section, the following will occur:
- Your doctor's office will contact YRMC's labor and delivery department to schedule a date and time for your c-section.
- A time will be set for you to visit preadmission in the main lobby of YRMC to complete your paperwork and have your lab tests completed.
- On the day of your scheduled c-section, you will be asked to check in at the Labor & Delivery department one and one-half hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
- A team of specially-trained labor and delivery nurses and staff will care for you before, during and after your surgery.
The majority of women remain in the hospital for 48 hours following a delivery by c-section. During this time, enhancing mother and baby attachment is important and we encourage baby rooming after your surgery. We ask that a family member is available to assist you with your baby during this time to minimize separation and allow mom time to rest. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions about deliveries by c-section.