Natural Cesarean On The Rise
If there is anything to get excited about in regards to Cesarean birth, this is it – introducing the “Natural Cesarean”! Have you heard of it? Watch the video below.
It’s happening in the UK and now there is current news that The San Francisco General Hospital has implemented “Skin-to-skin” in the OR (read this report)! If this can happen in San Francisco, USA, it can happen across the nation!
Skin-to-skin (STS) practices are known to enhance baby’s health in several ways – it helps regulate baby’s temperature, increases neurological development, enhances breastfeeding, increase birth satisfaction for the mother, increases mother/baby bonding, helps mother’s body heal from birth, and the list goes on.
I believe in the power of the consumer – that means you. If consumers want and ask for something they usually get it over time. Having a baby is a huge money making business in the US. Just walk through any “Toys’r Us”store and you’ll see …
If you are scheduled for a Cesarean birth and even if you’re not and have a “what-if” plan for your birth, do the following:
- print out the “Questions for Your Doctor” handout
- print out out the “San Fransisco General Hospital Report”
- Hand both of these documents to your doctor
- Share with them that this is what you would like to experience for your birth
- refer them to the “Natural Cesarean” video on You Tube
By giving this information to your doctor you are raising awareness in current Cesarean Birth research and practices now being done in the USA. This opens an opportunity for the same to happen for your birth if needed and for other moms as well.