6 Ways to Prepare for a C-Section
Perhaps you’re already planning to give birth by cesarean section. Or maybe you have a high-risk pregnancy and your doctor has talked to you about the possibility of a C-section birth. Maybe you just want to be ready for anything. (And that’s a good idea: In 2020, 32% of all births in the United States were delivered by C-section, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)
Whatever your reason, here’s the information you’ll need to feel as mentally and physically prepared as possible for a C-section birth.
Ask Your Doctor All Your Questions
A cesarean section is a surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered not through the birth canal, but through an incision in the abdomen.