Elective C-Sections: Pros & Cons

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Elective C-Sections: Pros & Cons
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 5:12pm

Valerie was a client of mine six months ago, but it became clear within the first few minutes of our initial interview that she would probably prefer an obstetrician as her care provider. "I want to have a cesarean," she stated in a matter-of-fact manner. "I want to 'stay tight,' and I don't want to be incontinent when I'm 40."

The very same week, another woman, at 37 weeks, declared that instead of submitting to intravenous antibiotics during labor for a positive group B strep culture, she would request a cesarean birth. "I've been doing some reading," she commented. "I don't want my baby exposed to antibiotics. I understand that if I have a cesarean, I won't need them."

The Pros and Cons of Elective Cesarean Birth- http://www.ivillage.com/pros-and-cons-elective-cesarean-birth/6-a-144625

Would you/have you ever considered an elective c-section?  

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