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A 24-year-old female asked:

Very short perineum. family history of big babies (>9lbs). don't want to risk serious tear and damage. can i ask for c-section? terrified of natural!

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
You can ask.: Prelabor cesarean section by maternal request accounts for at least 5% of all cesarean sections in the U.S. At this time. Many obstetricians object to this, but most will be fine with such a request and honor it after appropriate counseling, especially if you are only planning to have 1-2 children. Talk to your obstetrician - and good luck!

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Last updated Jul 14, 2013

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