Time change for Elective Ceseareans

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Time change for Elective Ceseareans
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Fri, 11-18-2011 - 1:06pm

This article talks about an initiative to encourage women to go further in their pregnancy, as well as OBs to stop putting pressure on women to have the baby on the OB's terms, not the baby's terms.

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/more-hospitals-banning-elective-c-sections-184500620.html

Gail

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-1998
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 7:29pm

That would be an improvement. The "Nice" OB I dealt with was starting to push for a schedule the week after my due date because "The extra week doesn't make any difference".

Cthulu Crochet

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 10:25pm

From what I've heard from R.N's, when you're having a small baby, DAYS can make a difference.

Gail

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 12:28pm

Its about time that hospitals start realizing that c-sections aren't good for moms and babies. Its major abdominal surgery and does not prepare a baby in the same way vaginal birth does (many vaginally-birthed babies don't even need suction) and so it should be reserved as a LIFE-SAVING procedure, not one of convenience.

Manda :)

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Sun, 12-04-2011 - 12:35am

That's originally what it was meant to be.

Gail