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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can i refuse a c-section?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.) if you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand why someone is recommending one. You may be refusing something that would be in your or your infants best interest. Many things can be done to reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean, but some cesareans will be necessary despite all measures.
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Before you refuse, make sure you get all the information, both the good and the bad.
Feb 25, 2012
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
You may - at risk..: Refusing the most common life-saving surgery performed in the western world is within your rights (nobody can assault you with a knife), but you would be doing so at your baby's risk or even your own risk. If a competent obstetrician recommends a cesarean section you should consent!
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What is a c-section?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Abdominal delivery: A c-section is when an incision is made across the mother's skin and uterus in order to delivery the baby through the abdominal incision.
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