Being pregnant is a great miracle, and delivering your baby is generally one of the most exciting days of your life. Your OBGYN will be there with you for this entire process and will help you all along the way. Because it is so important that you feel well prepared for delivery day, you will want to talk in depth to your OBGYN about what you can expect. They can tell you how the delivery process generally goes, and you can ask them any and all questions that you may have. This article will discuss 2 important questions to ask your OBGYN before you deliver your baby.
What Hospital Do They Recommend?
If there are a few different hospitals in your area that your OBGYN will deliver it, then it is going to be wise to ask them which one they recommend. They have had experience working at all of these different hospitals, so they can tell you the pros and cons of each. Knowing this information beforehand is going to give you time to take into account what they said, and also tour the hospitals yourself to see how you feel. You can then pre-register to the hospital that you want to go to before your baby is ever born. This can save you a great deal of time when you first arrive at the hospital and will likely make your arrival much less stressful, especially if you are already in active labor.
What Would Require Me To Have A C-Section?
Another important question to ask your OBGYN is what could possibly cause you to need a c-section. While most doctors follow the same general trend when it comes to c-sections, you may not know what this trend is, or you may simply want to hear exactly what your OBGYN's thoughts are. They will likely tell you that they will recommend a planned c-section if your baby is consistently breech at the end of your pregnancy, if you have a severe case of placenta previa (the placenta is blocking the birth canal), or you have a history of c-sections. They will also indicate the emergency c-sections occur if you are not progressing in labor as your should, the baby's heart rate drops, etc. You can also ask what to expect if you do have to get a c-section. Knowing this beforehand can better prepare you if you do have to get a c-section.
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