What constitutes a gentle C-section
The goal of a gentle C-section is to allow the mother to participate in the childbirth experience. This includes:
- Using a Clear Drape: While draping is critical to maintaining a sterile field, it doesn’t have to block the mother’s view. By simply using a clear drape, the doctor allows you to see your baby being delivered.
- Leaving the Mother’s Arms Free: During a traditional C-section, your arms may be secured to the operating table. With a gentle C-section, your arms are free to move.
- Providing Contact with Your Baby: Your baby is placed on top of you after delivery to allow for skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding.