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Preventing c-section

Nurse and patient advocate Carolyn Rafferty, RN, BSN, can answer your childbirth questions! Send them to her here.

Your question:
How can I find out more about preventing my birth from ending up as a cesarean section delivery?

The nurse answers:
There is a wonderful new booklet available free on line for you to download that tells you how to do this far better than I could do in a few paragraphs. Please visit www.maternitywise.org/mw/topics/cesarean/booklet.html to download the booklet and get the latest evidence based information about cesarean section decisions. There are many things within your power to prevent having a cesarean. Things like choosing a provider, place of birth and which elective interventions you wish to make a part of your birth experience all have tremendous impact on the chance of your having a cesarean section. Check it out, get the new booklet and let me know what you think!

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