If you and your doctor decide that a C-section is the best option for delivery, your doctor will give you complete instructions about what you can do to lower your risk of complications and have a successful C-section..
As with any pregnancy, prenatal appointments will involve many checkups, which will include blood tests and other examinations to determine your health for the possibility of a C-section.
Your doctor will make sure to record your blood type in case you need a blood transfusion during the surgery. Blood transfusions are rarely needed during a C-section, but your doctor will be prepared for any complications during the surgery.
Even if you aren’t planning to have a C-section, you should always prepare for the unexpected. At prenatal appointments with your doctor, discuss your risk factors for a C-section and what you can do to lower them.
Make sure all of your questions are answered, and that you understand what could happen if you need to have an emergency C-section before your due date.
Because a C-section takes additional time to recover from than normal birth, arranging to have an extra set of hands around the house will be helpful. Not only will you be recovering from surgery, but your new baby will need some attention as well.