Many women are nervous about the need for cesarean delivery. Thankfully most of the time this is not required. Our Cesarean rate over the past several years has been less than 30% and this includes all scheduled repeat sections as well as cesarean deliveries for malpresentation (breech).
Should cesarean section be recommended, outside of an emergency situation, we are committed to having an open conversation regarding this recommendation, and ultimately the decision lies with the patient. Reasons cesarean may be required:
- Breech presentation
- Placenta Previa
- Non reassuring fetal status remote from delivery
Some patients, alternatively, desire a cesarean section. If you have had a previous cesarean delivery we welcome your decision to proceed with a repeat surgery. If you are carrying multiples you will have the option to opt into a scheduled cesarean section. If it is your first baby and you desire cesarean this will require an open conversation with a provider and thoughtful decision making. It is typically not recommended, but always worth discussing.