Top Ten Signs Your Doctor May Want To Perform An Unnecessary C-section

Top Ten Signs Your Doctor May Want To Perform An Unnecessary C-section

1) Arrives immediately after office hours and says “I just don’t think this baby is going to fit.”

2) While in office, “I think this is going to be a big baby you should just have a C/S.”

3) “We should induce at 39 weeks your baby is getting too big.”

4) Performs routine ultrasounds at 36 weeks to see how big your baby is. Ultrasounds at the end of the pregnancy can be 1-2 pounds off. Ask some VBAC patients who got talked into a C/S for this then had a vaginal delivery of a bigger baby the next time.

5) “You have a positive herpes titer, the baby will get it if you deliver vaginally”. Try some Valtrex for the last month of the pregnancy that is pretty much standard of care now…

6) “Your baby is breech you need to have a C/S” Ever heard of or performed an External Cephalic Version? It really does work.

7) “You have pushed for 2 hours” (with an epidural that prevents you from feeling anything so you are probably not pushing effectively and the baby’s head is still round) it’s just not going to come out.”

8) “I scheduled you for an induction at 39 weeks, it is just soooo… much more convenient for you” (and so much higher risk of ending in a C/S, especially if you are not dilated when you start the induction) At least 80% of my VBAC patients were induced the previous pregnancy.

You add the last 2! Go! 

One Response to Top Ten Signs Your Doctor May Want To Perform An Unnecessary C-section

  • At 20 weeks dr says “Look at your husband, he has big shoulders so you will have a big baby.” (Except my husband works out and specifically works out his shoulders)
    I say “I’d like to avoid surgery”
    Dr says “well I can’t let you go past your due date for safety reasons. So let’s Schedule your induction for December 23 ok?” Hmmmm I wonder why?!? Lol

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