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Caesarean Section

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 to ensure the highest level of care:

  1. Your doctor's office will contact YRMC's centralized scheduling department to schedule a date and time for your c-section.
  2. A time will be set for you to visit preadmission in the lobby of Women and Children's Services to complete your paperwork and have your lab tests completed.
  3. On the day of your scheduled c-section, you will be asked to check in at the Labor & Delivery department one to one and one-half hours in advance of your scheduled appointment.
  4. Your baby will be delivered by a physician, assisted by specialized nurses and staff members.

The majority of women remain in the hospital for 48 hours following a delivery by c-section. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions about deliveries by c-section.

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