What to Expect the Day of Your C-Section?
When I arrived at the hospital on the day of my scheduled c-section, they admitted me into a room in the Labor and Delivery ward and had me put on a gown. Then they hooked me up to the monitors so that they could monitor my baby’s heartbeat and contractions. My doctor came in a to talk to me and she confirmed that my son was still breech before she did the c-section. Sure enough he was still breech and the c-section was going on as planned. Next the nurses took care getting the IV put in my arm, shaved me just above my pubic bone so that the hair wouldn’t be in the way of the doctor’s incision, and gave me some oral medication to help with nausea that is a side effect from the anesthesia that they will be giving me in the Operating Room. The anesthesiologists came in a explained the spinal block procedure that they would be performing during my c-section. Depending on your hospital’s procedures, the nurses will push you to the operating room in your bed or wheelchair while others allow you to walk to the OR.