Benefits of a c-section:
1. Knowing when the baby is to be born.
One benefit of undergoing a C-section is knowing exactly when it is going to occur. That way you can plan accordingly. Everything you need to have done, and all those people who you want to be with you can coordinate their plans around when the baby is to be born. This is also true for women who are professionals and must delegate and plan how their responsibilities will be taken care of at work during their absence. If the Surrogate knows when she will have the surgery, she can schedule and train someone to take her place at work, to make sure that what she is in charge of will still get done while she is on maternity leave.
2. How long the procedure is going to take.
Secondly, with a C-section the Surrogate and the Intended Parents know how long the wait will be to see baby come into the world. A vaginal delivery could, either be very quick or take hours. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology a C-section takes 5-10 min to remove the baby, and 45 minutes to close the incision.
A c-section is abdominal surgery
“Women really need to understand that a C-section is major abdominal surgery,” says Jan Kriebs, a certified nurse mid-wife in the University of Maryland Medical Center’s obstetrics. Many times C-sections are not considered surgeries, but just another way of giving birth. This should not be taken lightly; a C-section is surgery, and once that reality is well understood and evaluated, the Surrogate can make an informed decision. Surgery requires more healing time than a vaginal delivery and may lead to complications. As a Gestational Surrogate, you want to return home in the best condition possible to return to your family and normal activities.
How do you know if you will need a c-section?
If need be, an Omega Family Surrogate will deliver through C-section. To determine if a woman will undergo a C-section, there are many circumstances that must be taken into account. First of all, her own particular birthing history is evaluated. If a woman has not had a C-section before, there is a low percentage that she will deliver in this manner. On the other hand, if the Surrogate has had prior C-sections, there is a 98% chance that this will be the way that the baby is born. Another circumstance that must be considered is if the Surrogate is going to give birth to multiple babies. More often than not, multiple births do require a C-section for the babies’ safety as well as that of the Gestational Carrier.
A C-section is an option for a Surrogate mother to deliver the Intended Parents’ baby and to fulfill her purpose of providing family moments that the IPs would not have if it were not for her. It is important to note that no matter what the GC decides to do in combination with her doctors and her family, her choice should be the safest and most convenient for her health and the baby’s.
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