Things to consider about having a C-section
Third Trimester

Things to consider about having a C-section

How you bring your baby into the world is a very personal decision. With lots of factors to take into account, here are a few things to consider about an elective caesarean, also known as a C-section.

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Ask a healthcare professional if a caesarean is right for you.
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Consider a C-section if you’re expecting multiple babies (twins, triplets).
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Consider that the post birth recovery is longer, usually around six weeks.
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Talk to other mums who have undergone a C-section. Experience can so often be different to expectation.
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You may be advised to have a planned c-section in case of breech birth, problems with the placenta or severe pre-eclampsia.
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Discuss the pros and cons of a C-section with your midwife or Doctor.
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Be prepared to stay in hospital for up to 3-5 days afterwards.
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You won’t be able to drive for up to six weeks after a C-section but speak to your insurance company first to check.
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Consider possible complications if you’re having the procedure for non-medical reasons.
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Ask about your options for C-section pain medication and anaesthesia.
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