Your Melomed gynaecologist aims to support you and will be happy to discuss your birthing options, normal or caesarean delivery with you.
A Caesarean section, (also C-section, Caesarian section, Cesarean section, Caesar, etc.) is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother's abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies.
A Caesarean section is usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby's or mother's life or health at risk, although in recent times it has been also performed upon request for childbirths that could otherwise have been natural.
When it is clear during a pregnancy, but prior to labor, that there is a medical or obstetrical reason to choose delivery via caesarean section, physicians will commonly perform the operation at a scheduled time, rather than waiting for the onset of labor. Such planned caesarean sections are performed for many reasons, including history of previous caesarean section, placenta previa, abnormal presentations, multiple pregnancy, known obstructions of labor, medical conditions (such as heart disease). The advantages of performing the delivery at a scheduled time include use of daytime services when hospital resources are optimal, and the ability to plan and prepare for the event.
Elective Caesareans are best discussed with your gynaecologist.
Complimentary Pregancy Journal
A special Melomed pregnancy journal to help you keep track of the changes you can expect in your body.
A guided tour of the hospital facilities.
On admission you will also receive a Melomed nappy bag, which contains nappies and a selection of baby toiletries to get you started in the first few days of motherhood.
The option to have a photo of your new baby displayed on our website.