You and your birth partner can take part more fully in a vaginal birth than you can in a cesarean delivery.
Whether you plan a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or a repeat cesarean, discuss anesthesia options with your doctor before your delivery.
If you have a routine cesarean, your birth partner can hold the baby while your medical needs are taken care of.
Current as of: February 11, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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