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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Have you already had a C-Section?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What medications are you taking (if any) for C-Section? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about C-Section

Top 10 Questions about C-Section

  1. What are my restrictions and when can I expect to return to activities such as driving and sex?
  2. Why do I need a C-section?
  3. Is there anything we can do to allow me to safely deliver vaginally?
  4. What are the risks and potential complications?
  5. How can I best prepare myself for a C-section?
  6. How long does a full recovery usually take?
  7. Are there symptoms that should alert me to call you while I am recovering from my C-section?
  8. What can I do to prevent complications from my C-section?
  9. Can my birth partner be present in the operating room with me?
  10. Are you board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology?
  1. What are my restrictions and when can I expect to return to activities such as driving and sex?
  2. How does a C-section affect my maternity leave and when I can expect to return to work?
  3. Why do I need a C-section?
  4. Is there anything we can do to allow me to safely deliver vaginally?
  5. What are the risks and potential complications?
  6. How can I best care for my incision and minimize my scar's appearance?
  7. How long does a full recovery usually take?
  8. What kind of assistance will I need at home after my C-section and for how long?
  9. How can I best prepare myself for a C-section?
  10. Are there symptoms that should alert me to call you while I am recovering from my C-section?
  11. What can I do to prevent complications from my C-section?
  12. How long will the procedure take and how long will I need to stay in the hospital?
  13. Can my birth partner be present in the operating room with me?
  14. How soon after a C-section birth will we be able to see and hold my baby?
  15. How will you decide when I can go home after my C-section?
  16. How will my post-operative pain be managed?
  17. What are the possible risks, benefits, and side effects of pain medications to both me and my baby if I choose to breastfeed?
  18. How does a C-section affect my ability to deliver vaginally in the future?
  19. Are you board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology?
  20. How many C-sections have you performed, and specifically for the reason you are recommending one for me?
  21. What results do you usually see and do you have outcomes data to share?
  22. How frequently do you encounter complications from the surgery and how do you avoid or correct them?

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Top 10 Questions about C-Section

  1. What are my restrictions and when can I expect to return to activities such as driving and sex?
  2. Why do I need a C-section?
  3. Is there anything we can do to allow me to safely deliver vaginally?
  4. What are the risks and potential complications?
  5. How can I best prepare myself for a C-section?
  6. How long does a full recovery usually take?
  7. Are there symptoms that should alert me to call you while I am recovering from my C-section?
  8. What can I do to prevent complications from my C-section?
  9. Can my birth partner be present in the operating room with me?
  10. Are you board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS; Sarah Lewis, PharmD. Last Annual Review Date: March 9, 2016 Copyright: © Copyright 2016 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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