Consultation & Planned Caesarean Section

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It is good to seek medical review very early pregnancy. It will confirm pregnancy, verify your due date and provide you with the knowledge about what is needed to ensure the well-being of your baby. It is important to choose a progressive transparent team to obtain the best advice in order to feel completely comfortable and at ease throughout your pregnancy.

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What is a Planned (Elective) Caesarean?

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.

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When is a Planned (Elective) Caesarean Recommended?

Possible situations that might require a scheduled Caesarean include:

  • Baby in a breech position
  • An earlier Caesarean section
  • Placenta previa ( a condition where the placenta covers the cervix)

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.

Talk to us for any emotional support you may need and for information about your options.

You can also reach out to us to find out more about what having a Caesarean section will involve.