MAKE YOUR CAESAREAN SECTION MORE PERSONAL
Your child’s birth is a magical moment, so don’t let the idea of it also being a surgical procedure dissuade you from making it special. Here’s how you can make it a little more personal:
It’s possible for you to breastfeed immediately, or shortly after, you’ve given birth. Ask your doctor to facilitate this as part of the postoperative routine. You could request that a birth photographer be present, or ask your birth partner to snap a picture on their cellphone as your baby is lifted from your belly. If possible, you can request low lighting or even to play music during the surgery. Just check with the hospital and your doctor to ensure this is okay. Ask your doctor to hold off on clamping your baby’s umbilical cord for the first few minutes, so long as your baby is breathing well. This can have substantial health benefits for both you and your baby.