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my doctor told me i have a good chance of getting a c-section due to my daughter is feet first, my question is if you have a schedual c-section do you still have to go through the labor process??? how does that work, i know i will ask more questions with my doctor when or if she does say that i need one, and scheduals one...

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Asked by newmom092009 at 2:39 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • If it's scheduled you don't labor, unless you go into labor yourself.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • If you're having a c-section due to the baby being breech they won't want you to go into labor at all....they will probably schedule it a week before your due date.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • No, you won't go through the labor process if your C-section is scheduled. Unless your daughter decides to try to arrive before the scheduled date.

    My daughter was a scheduled c-section. I went in they put me in a bed and gave me IV's, then I got up walked into the surgical room. Gave me the block in my back, laid me down and got started with the c-section.

    Now my first one wasn't a scheduled c-section and I went through labor and pushing. He wouldn't come out so I was rushed in for an emergency c-section.

    Answer by TessLouise at 2:43 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • I know some people DO CHOOSE to go through the labor process. I didn't. Well, rather, it wasn't advised as I was at an increased risk of rupture.

    Answer by babycakes254 at 2:59 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Not trying to argue with babycakes but I don't believe that you go through labor if you have a SCHEDULED C-section. Usually if you have a scheduled c-section it is because there is some kind of danger to the mother or child. The doctors don't want you to go into labor in most cases.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Yeah I have to agree with the anon right above me. If it's scheduled due to a medical problem, the idea is that you SHOULDN'T go through labor. I was induced and after 15 hours had to have a c-section, this one will be a scheduled c-section, walk in....get prepped, go into the OR, have a baby!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 3:48 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • No, you don't feel labor. I had the same issue. My DD was breech at 37 wks. I did everything I could to turn her, including having a very painful version procedure, and she did not turn. I scheduled a c=section for 39 weeks and went into labor the day before! Thank God I read some stuff about dealing with labor b/c I was in labor for a good 8 hours with no meds. I'm kinda happy I got to experience the pains of labor, but it was not the plan. I was very worried about going into spontaneous labor with a breech baby (many bad things can happen) but it just worked out that way. Whatever you decide, don't feel bad about having a scheduled section due to breech. I am a librarian and did A TON of research about it and in every scenario, a scheduled c-section is the best outcome for baby where breech is a factor.

    Answer by danielp at 4:20 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • IF it is scheduled then there is no labor process. You come in that morning and get prepped for surgery. Very smooth and easy to go through.

    Answer by lilbit022009 at 5:15 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • Mama, go to and check out their advice for getting a baby into the right position or you can go to a chiropractor and ask for the Webster technique.

    I absolutely have to disagree with danielp on her information about scheduling c-sections for breech babies. It's just a bad protocol that is increasing our c-section rate without improving outcomes.

    I would do everything I could to get baby to turn and try to avoid a c-section at all costs. The hormones in labor are really a necessity. Babies born by c-section have a 400% increased risk of respiratory problems, as well as a much larger risk of death.

    Answer by asaffell at 6:39 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

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