How does a scheduled C-section work?
A scheduled C-section is intended to be performed before labor begins, as opposed to an emergency C-section, which is performed if there is a problem. Here's what you need to know about this surgery.
- A C-section is a surgical procedure and, while there are some risks, they are the same as for any other operation. Complications are rare these days.
- You will probably have an appointment at the maternity hospital the day before your due date. In some cases, it will be the same day. You will need to fast.
- To perform a cesarean section, an epidural is administered.
- It takes between 30 and 45 minutes to perform this procedure.