If a vaginal birth is not possible, a cesarean birth will be performed. Once the decision is made for a cesarean, preparations often move quickly. The majority of the time, an epidural or spinal aesthesia is used so that you may be awake during birth. More importantly though, there are things you should be prepared for when preparing for a cesarean that are not always discussed as you go into it.
A lot happens after baby comes and your needs can get lost in the process as all the focus starts to be on the baby. Don't feel bad if you need time for yourself - having a baby is a huge change in your life. Your health and happiness are just as important as your baby's.
Nurses and doctors are in out. Cords are all over the place keeping an eye on you and baby making their sounds. Lots of questions are occuring and decisions need to be during various parts of your labor. Sometimes all of this can be a little overwhelming and you are not sure what to do.