Occasionally they’re necessary, but too often research shows they’re not… here are suggestions on how to avoid an unnecessary c-section.
“I recently asked the BWF Mamas how to avoid a c-section and here are the top answers. Research them more and decide what will help you get the birth that is best for you and your baby!
- Stay home (number one answer)
- Avoid an induction
- No AROM…artificial rupture of membranes
- Hire a doula
- Research and know your rights
- Do not consent unnecessarily to interventions such as pitocin, constant monitoring, and epidural.
- Take childbirth education classes…Bradley, Hypnobirthing, Birthing From Within, etc
- Know what you want and do not waiver or compromise (of course unless baby or mom needs help)
- Be patient
- Trust yourself, your body, your baby and birth
- Ask your doctor what their cesarean section rate is. According to WHO it should be lower than 15%
- Ask your midwife what her transfer rate is and why they were necessary.
- Find an OB or midwife who supports your choices (can switch at anytime)
- See a chiropractor who can do Webster Technique to help optimize position of baby. Can find one here.”
“Caesarean section without medical indication increases risk of short-term adverse outcomes for mothers. Caesarean section is one of the most commonly performed surgical operations in the world today. However, in a growing number of cases worldwide, caesarean section is being performed without any medical need. The rising number of such deliveries suggests that both health-care workers and their clients perceive the operation to be free from serious risks.” —World Health Organization
See the original article here.