Whether a cesarean is scheduled or not, the preparation is nearly the same. Either way, your healthcare team will get you ready for surgery. Often, your partner can stay with you for most of this time.
All cesarean births, scheduled or not, require certain steps. To prepare for surgery:
You'll need to sign a consent form.
Any hair on your abdomen may be removed to just below the top of your pubic bone. (Do not do thisyourself.)
A wash that cleans and disinfects the skin will be applied to your belly.
An IV (intravenous) line will be started to supply medications and fluids.
A catheter (small tube) will be placed in your bladder to drain urine.
A fetal monitor may be used to check your baby's heart rate.
Before scheduling a cesarean, tests may be done to confirm your due date. This helps ensure that your baby is ready to be born when the cesarean is performed. Cesareans are often scheduled near the 39th week of pregnancy. Don't eat or drink anything after the midnight before surgery.
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