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Can I ask for C-section if I've had a previous bad birth?
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Dr. John Bucek
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You may need to interview several obstetricians, but there are areas of the us where there is a growing tolerance for cesarean on request.
The procedure has known risks that are not the same as a vaginal birth, so you need to talk in detail with the doc offering you this option. Some consider cesarean safer for baby and riskier for mom.

In brief: Yes
You may need to interview several obstetricians, but there are areas of the us where there is a growing tolerance for cesarean on request.
The procedure has known risks that are not the same as a vaginal birth, so you need to talk in detail with the doc offering you this option. Some consider cesarean safer for baby and riskier for mom.
Dr. John Bucek
Dr. John Bucek
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Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
You may opt to have a c-section.
That is certainly your choice. Some women do it for convenience of knowing when exactly the baby will be born, others do it to avoid the pain of natural childbirth, and others for every reason in between. Keep in mind, once you have a c-section, your OB may recommend you have a c-section for future births.

In brief: Yes
You may opt to have a c-section.
That is certainly your choice. Some women do it for convenience of knowing when exactly the baby will be born, others do it to avoid the pain of natural childbirth, and others for every reason in between. Keep in mind, once you have a c-section, your OB may recommend you have a c-section for future births.
Dr. Glenn Skow
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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Elective C section
There are risks with any surgery but a planned cesarean section at 39 weeks is appropriate if desired.

In brief: Elective C section
There are risks with any surgery but a planned cesarean section at 39 weeks is appropriate if desired.
Dr. Mary Vanko
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