This video, created by Nucleus Medical Media, shows the common indications for a cesarean delivery, including dystocia, placenta previa, fetal distress and multiple births. A cesarean section (c-section) surgery to deliver a baby in frank breech (feet first) position is also shown. During the procedure, the surgeon (usually an obstetrician/gynecologist, i.e. ob/gyn) makes an incision in the abdominal wall and uterus in order to deliver the baby. The animation also includes information on what to expect before and after the surgery.
The presence of any of these scenarios does not always indicate that a cesarean delivery is required! Non-surgical interventions such as externally turning the baby, birthing balls, breathing techniques, inversions, Doulas, and much more can assist in preparing a gestational parent and baby for vaginal delivery when safe. Please also remember that declining or consenting to a surgical procedure is a human right, if you dont feel comfortable proceeding with a procedure you dont have to.
After watching this video if you have questions how I can help support you through a holistic pregnancy that reduces your chances of requiring an unplanned c-section, reach out! I look forward to chatting with you.
Reproductive wellness is not only about fertility, pregnancy, and birth. Holistic reproductive wellness also empowers us to take control of our minds and bodies in a way that promotes overall wellness so we can choose if, when, and how to safely support a pregnancy. Are you ready to take this journey with me? Head over our Facebook group to join the discussions or message me for more information.