You and your birth partner can take part more fully in a vaginal
birth than you can in a
During a cesarean, the mother gets either a
regional anesthetic or a
general anesthetic. She can't fully take part in her
Whether you plan a
vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or a repeat
cesarean, discuss anesthesia options with your doctor before your
If you have a routine cesarean, your birth partner can hold
the baby while your medical needs are taken care of.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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