Although most women won’t need to have a Caesarean section, it is a good idea to learn a little about the procedure while you are preparing to give birth. You can find out more about Caesareans and other interventions from your private maternity care team in London.
You might need to have a C-section if:
A Caesarean section sometimes needs to be performed because of complications that develop during labour, but the procedure can also be planned ahead of time if your private maternity care team at the London clinic thinks it is safer.
During the operation:
You will probably need a little more time to recover from a Caesarean than from a vaginal delivery. You will need to take it easy until the surgical wound heals. You will have a scar from the procedure, but otherwise there should be no long term effects. Most women who have had a Caesarean can go on to give birth vaginally in the future, although you should always tell your private maternity care team in London if you have had a Caesarean before.