After you have done your research and have decided to consciously plan a cesarean birth, here are some suggestions for preparation:
- Ideally, you will begin with preparing a plan for your birth that may include various options (see here and here) many may not have considered, such as laboring before cesarean.
- The Family Centered Cesarean and resource from Penny Simkin provides guidance about questions to discuss with your provider as you create your birth preferences.
- Additional information to consider is skin-to-skin care, restoring birth canal bacteria, and staying connected (Planning a Cesarean Birth-Staying Connected) before, during, and after a cesarean.
- Start reading stories (here, here, and here) about cesarean birth for breech presentation and watch videos to better understand the process.