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Cesarean Deliveries

A Cesarean section, or C-section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus. A C-section is usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby's or the mother's life or health at risk. In some situations, a C-section is scheduled in advance, while in other situations it's done in response to an unforeseen complication. No matter the situation, Rex is an excellent choice for this special delivery.

If you are planning to have a C-section delivery, you will come to Rex a day or so before your scheduled surgery for pre-admission testing. On the day of your surgery, arrive at the Women's Center registration desk and you will be escorted to your room to prepare for surgery. When ready, you will be taken to the operating room where your partner may accompany you with your doctor's permission. During surgery, other visitors may wait in the Rex Women's Center lobby/waiting area. Your partner should plan to visit the waiting area to inform visitors of your new arrival.

After surgery, you will be taken to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) for recovery and then will be returned to your room. If a C-section is not planned, you will be taken from the labor room to the operating room. Your partner may accompany you with your doctor's permission. After surgery, you will be taken to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) and then to your postpartum room.