Myths and Facts About C-Sections

Childbirth and motherhood are beautiful parts of life that bring so much joy and wonderment. You’ve been preparing for months to welcome your baby into the world, but you may still have some questions that have gone unanswered. As you prepare for your birth, one of those questions may pertain to C-sections.

Given the wealth of information about C-sections, our team at FemmPro OB/GYN wants you to have accurate information going into your birth, so we compiled a list of myths and facts so that you’re fully informed. 

Myth: You’re asleep during birth 

Fact: Spinal anesthesia is typically used for C-sections so that you’re aware and awake at the birth, and enjoy skin-to-skin bonding and breastfeeding afterward in those precious first moments of life. At the time of birth, you can see your baby immediately at C-section via a clear, sterile drape. This way, you’ll be able to see your newborn at the time of delivery. .

Myth: C-section is the easier option

Fact:  Having a C-section is not the easier option. There are many reasons why a C-section may be indicated for you and your baby. 

Postpartum recovery from C-section delivery takes longer than giving birth vaginally. 

Myth: You can never have a vaginal birth again after C-section

Fact:  While there are certainly more risks associated with VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean), and your doctor may advise against it, the answer is it depends if you’re able to have a natural delivery. 

There are many factors that allow you to have a VBAC such as past history, current medical conditions, and baby weight. These are all factors that are considered and the ultimate decision is made with you and your Obstetrician on a case-by-case basis with a focus on weighing benefits and risk factors together.

No matter how you’re giving birth, our expert providers here at FemmPro OB/GYN are here for you every step of the way. To learn more about C-sections and create a personalized birth plan, give our Garden City or North Massapequa, New York office a call or book an appointment online.

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