VIDEO: The family centred caesarean

With C-section rates at an all time high and with many women either requiring or requesting a C-section there is a desire by the patient to make the experience as intimate and less clinical as possible, in so far as surgery can be less clinical.

A type of C-section commonly referred to as a family centred, natural or woman-centred caesarean has garnered popularity in recent months.

Key aspects of a family centred caesarean include:

  • Placing canula and monitor trackers away from chest area and dominate arms
  • Delivering baby more slowly
  • Dropping surgical drape to allow mum to see birth of baby
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • Immediate skin to skin
  • Baby with mother throughout procedure

This video explains the concept and shows an example of a family centred caesarean.


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