If you are planning a cesarean section (C-section) birth, your birth plan will look different than one including traditional labor and delivery. Still, you do need to plan and prepare for the delivery, and you can find the resources you need to prepare with Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas. Below is a look at the steps you might take to get ready for your C-section delivery.
Sign up for a Prepared Childbirth Class
You will not need the extensive coaching of multiple labor and delivery classes when you are planning a C-section, but you should still seek some childbirth education to ease your worries about delivery. The one-session Prepared Childbirth Class may be right for you, as it includes information on C-section delivery, caring for your body in the third trimester, and caring for your new baby.
Plan to Have Help Through Your Recovery
Complete recovery from a C-section takes about four to six weeks, which means that you may not have the energy to handle household chores and newborn care on your own. Along with help from your partner, you might ask friends and family if they can help you around the house once the baby arrives. The reduced stress will help you recover faster while your baby still gets proper care each day.
Determine Your Preferred Method of Anesthesia
As you discuss your delivery with your doctor, you might be advised to speak with an anesthesiologist to review your options for anesthesia to use during delivery. This decision is unique for each patient, so be sure that you schedule time to speak about it and learn the risks and benefits of every option.
To discover all the reasons to choose Sunrise Children’s Hospital for your labor and delivery, contact us online or through our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 731-5437. We are the leading provider of neonatal and pediatric care in the Las Vegas region with three decades of excellent pediatric care behind us.