Cesarean on Demand

There have always been certain traditional reasons for performing a cesarean section but recently "maternal request" has been added as a new indication. Read through reasons for elective c-section and the risks of the surgery. Do you think a person has the right to demand a cesarean if it is medically unnecessary?

Did I Just Not Give It Enough Time?

Kathleen Tackett's picture


Dear Lactation Consultant,
Hi there. I could not find that this question has been asked so I am going to ask. With my first child I had a c-section. I tried nursing as soon as I could (which ended up being after I was in recovery for 2 hours and they had already given him a bottle). I tried to nurse him but it didn't seem like there was any milk. I tried pumping to get the milk flowing but nothing came out.


Armin Brott's picture


Dear Mr. Dad,
It seems that every one of my wife's friends have had c-section deliveries. She's about a month away from her due date and we're both worried that she's going to have a c-section too. The childbirth preparation class we took didn't spend a lot of time on c-sections. In case it happens, what can I expect and what can I do to stay involved?

Avoiding a C-Section

If you've weighed the pros and cons and decided you'd prefer to deliver vaginally -- and you have no pressing medical reasons not to -- there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of having an unplanned C-section. Rita Rubins looks more closely at these important birthing choices.