Many women are given the option of having a c-section (cesarean section) instead of giving birth vaginally. This may be because the mother is expecting multiples, or because she had a c-section sometime in the past. If you know the date you are going to welcome your child, or children, into the world via c-section, then you’ll want to take steps to plan for it.
There are a lot of decisions that have to be made when you prepare to give birth to a new baby. One of them involves choosing who will be allowed to stay in the delivery room with you during the birthing process.
First, contact the hospital you plan to use to deliver your child. Ask them what their delivery room rules are. Some hospitals allow entire families to remain in the room when a child is born, but others limit it to only two visitors. Knowing how many people you can bring with ahead of time is ideal so that you don’t find yourself making quick decisions in the middle of contractions later on.
Almost all first time caesarean sections (c-sections) are the result of an emergency or complication at the time of delivery. It is not uncommon, however, for c-sections to be scheduled ahead of time for mothers who have had to deliver via caesarean section in the past. In some cases, women do attempt to have a vaginal birth with subsequent pregnancies. This decision is best made with input from the doctor.
Birth is different for each mom, and even each pregnancy. I had two totally different births when my two girls entered the world. Although I had to be induced with both girls, my firstborn took forever and eventually had to be vacuum extracted. My second daughter kicked and broke my water on her own. She also came quite quickly without any trouble.
Nowadays, women can make their own delivery plans. Most of them plan according to their lifestyles and family situations. For instance, some women would prefer a cesarean while others would prefer the traditional delivery. Even though, birthing plans don’t always work, it is essential to have some sort of plan and move forward accordingly.
A birthing plan will help you and your partner to get ready for the delivery. It also teaches parents what to expect and not to expect. The plans will help you to decide who has to be present during the delivery and who shouldn’t be in the labor room.