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Can I refuse a c-section?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Before you refuse, make sure you get all the information, both the good and the bad.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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