Clear Drapes Let C-Section Moms See More Every Second Of Their Birth Experience

Such a great option for women

I have had four children and three of them were delivered by cesarean section. My second child was an emergency c-section, my third a failed VBAC and my fourth was scheduled. For each of my surgeries I was, like most women, on an operating table with a very tall and very large surgical sheet draped across my midsection, shielding my view of my surgery. I totally understand why this happens in the hospital and I am completely of the mindset that the doctors and medical staff working to ensure I was delivering a healthy baby need to the least amount of distractions possible, but it really made me feel cut off from what was happening.

I remember with my third child I was positioned in the operating room beside a wall of cabinets that had glass front doors and I tried to see the reflection of my c-section as it was happening because I felt that I could at least see something that way. I know some women would prefer not to see anything and wait for the doctor to place their baby in their arms, but for me I felt so detached and separated from what was happening that it was quite unnerving. All I wanted to do was see what was happening.

Now hospitals are beginning to introduce clear c-section drapes as part of the ‘gentle’ c-section movement we’ve seen many hospitals across the country adopt.

And women are now given the choice to see more of their c-section birthing experience if they want to.

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Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She's a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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