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.