Friday, June 25, 2010

A more natural cesarean delivery

As I approach my second cesarean delivery I've been thinking about what tweaks can be made to soften the surgical experience.

Ideas for the Best Cesarean Delivery
Prepared by Penny Simkin, author of The Birth Partner, recommended to me by a doula friend.

Here are some more links about "natural cesarean" deliveries:

The natural caesarean: a woman-centred technique

The new "natural" Caesarean

The main ideas about this type of modification of the delivery experience have come from Great Britain.

So far I've talked to my OB about having my sister doula my surgery again, abstaining from the antibiotic eye gel and about the possibility of them putting the baby on my chest right after delivery.