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Cesarean sections, or C-sections, are more common now than they have ever been. This is probably due to the fact that it is a safe procedure today, and one which can be done either as an emergency or as a scheduled procedure.
Nobody should worry if it turns out they have to undergo a Cesarean section. Some women may feel disappointed and cheated of a natural delivery, but rest assured doctors would only perform a C-section if it is absolutely necessary. Others will worry about the procedure itself, but again, there shouldn't be cause for concern.
A C-section birth consists of an incision either along the bikini line or vertically from below the naval to the pubic bone, depending on the position of the baby and the reason for the C-section. In most cases the mother will be fully conscious throughout and will be able to hold her baby immediately after birth, just as she would after a natural birth.
An elective C-section birth is usually done because of pre-existing conditions which make it risky to give birth naturally. One of the things expectant mothers like about planning a C-section is knowing exactly when their baby will be born and being able to plan for that date. Emergency C-sections are slightly more likely to encounter C-section complications. But most are rare and C-sections continue to be a safe way to have your baby.