Most often women have a Caesarean Section when labor does not progress as expected over a long period of time. It is a decision made by the doctor and the mother-to-be, when other alternatives seem less safer.
Planned Caesarean Sections are usually done from week 38 - 39 of pregnancy. But in some cases, it can be scheduled earlier than this, if there’s a medical reason for delivering the baby sooner.
Possible situations that might require a scheduled Caesarean include:
You may feel you want to have a planned Caesarean Section, even if you don’t need one for medical reasons. Some women may feel unable to cope with the pain involved with a vaginal birth. Or if you had a difficult vaginal delivery with your last baby, you may be worried about going through the same thing again.
You can also reach out to us to find out more about what having a Caesarean section will involve.