We are not used to choosing doctors and moreover to ask them with partiality. For some reason, it seems uncomfortable to us. However, try to find out how often your future doctor makes a cesarean section. It is desirable that they be less than 10%. Here you will have to ask the doctor directly and not be afraid to seem impolite.
You can certainly find reviews about doctors in the forums, but this is very subjective. Although if the doctor only "cuts and cuts" - it will be immediately clear.
Find out about the maternity hospital where you plan to give birth - what is the Caesarean policy: wait patiently until the last or immediately
But not only the doctor depends on the frequency of caesarean. One gets the impression that hospital policy also affects this - so read reviews about the hospital. You need to know whether they will let you give birth for a long time, "slowly" or immediately "accelerate", and in which case they quickly dissipate.
Take maternity training
Go to maternity courses, ask experienced mothers and read good books. All this will help you make your own birth plan. Stop the panic and give birth confidently. Now we cannot hope that “nature will speak” and we will intuitively feel what needs to be done - there are too many extraneous interventions that will interfere with “nature”.
Knowledge will give you confidence that everything is going as it should - it will allow you to relax, which is extremely necessary during childbirth.
Avoid stimulation of labor onset
Birth stimulation leads to an increased risk of cesarean section. This is especially true for birthright. The characteristics of the cervix, how ready it is for birth, also affects whether stimulation will lead to cesarean or not. Learn in advance about alternative methods of stimulating labor (for example, movement), as well as those methods that are taken in the hospital (for example, droppers with oxytocin).
Also avoid “planned” childbirth for the sake of your doctor’s schedule or yours. This is when a woman is prepared for childbirth, a bubble is pierced, they are launched into childbirth. If delivery is medically necessary, talk to your doctor about what type of stimulation will be most effective in your situation.
Use medication carefully
Medical procedures such as epidural anesthesia should be applied at the right time. For example, if you put it too early in the process of labor, then this increases the risk of cesarean. If you tolerate a little and agree on the last centimeters of disclosure, then this can reduce the risk. In any case, try not to allow (easy to say) the acceleration of natural processes.
The acceleration of labor with drugs such as oxytacin can also interfere with childbirth, and it often makes pain difficult to tolerate.
Take an assistant with you
According to experts, competent support during childbirth is a key success factor. For Russian maternity hospitals, the presence of mules at birth (the so-called professional assistants in childbirth) is a rarity. But they are! It may be the fact that with the support of the muzzle, the number of caesarean is reduced by 50% will inspire you to find such an assistant. What do dule do during labor? They are specially trained to relieve pain with massage and other natural remedies, help to choose a position for maximum relaxation, they suggest that they generally make childbirth much more comfortable both from a physical and psychological point of view. In addition, Dula is negotiating with the medical staff about all the manipulations: she understands this better than a woman in labor and can more adequately assess the situation than a woman who is in contractions.
So, happy birth to you! And a healthy baby, no matter what the birth!