Cesarean Checklist: What to Ask Your Doctor

While you may think that viewing the internet videos of cesareans has prepared you for what’s going to happen, you also need to talk to your doctor about the procedure itself. Here’s why:

1. Do you exteriorize the uterus during the cesarean procedure?

2. Do you manually dilate the cervix during the cesarean procedure?

3. How common is it for your clients to have a bladder nick or other damage? Is it 2/10? 5/10?

4. Do you use any materials for adhesion prevention?

5. What materials do you typically use for surgical closure?

6. Do you surgically close the peritoneum?

  • Why: There is a possibility of the peritoneal tissue adhering to internal organs.


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