Here’s What You Need to Know About a ‘Gentle C-Section’

I know that a lot of new mothers tend to freak out about their labor and delivery simply because they don’t know what to expect. And quite honestly, anything can happen. You can go in expecting a natural birth only to wind up having a c-section.

Sure, c-sections sound scary. Cesareans can have more complications than vaginal births, including excessive bleeding, infection or ruptured uterus. But they don’t have to be that way. In fact, you can opt for a “gentle c-section.” It’s an alternative c-section that is rising in popularity among mothers who want (and expect) a little tender, love and care in the surgery room. And it’s also the reason why moms aren’t freaking out about having a c-section anymore.

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Here’s everything you need to know about a gentle c-section

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A gentle C-section (as the reinvented technique is sometimes called) is as safe as the traditional form. A gentle C-section is a change in the attitudes toward C-sections, where the care team aims to make the C-section experience in the operating room as similar as possible to the labor and delivery room.

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