Expressing a preference

Unless your situation clearly dictates that the only way your baby can be delivered is via caesarean, the decision ought to be yours. In reality it is actually a negotiation between yourself and your practitioners, a negotiation that can be much harder if you are expressing a preference which runs counter to your practitioner’s recommendation.

Whether you want a caesarean or are hoping to avoid it, if your practitioner is saying the opposite you are going to need to be very well informed in order to negotiate successfully for your preference. Caesarean Birth: A positive approach to preparation and recovery offers information about your rights and lots of ideas on how to go about researching and expressing a preferences as well as providing all the background information you will need about the procedure and its risks and benefits to inform your decision-making.

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