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If you're late in the last trimester of your pregnancy, you're probably eagerly awaiting the day your baby arrives.
Preparing a plan for your labour and delivery in advance allows you to think through your alternatives with a clear and rational mind. Take the time to discuss the issues as a couple, and if possible, your maternity care provider before you make your plan.
First of all let's clarify what a caesarean delivery or birth is. It has been long thought that the word caesarean originated because the Roman emperor Julius Caesar was the first baby to be born by caesarean section.
Caesarean section is a medical procedure that involves cutting the abdomen and womb in order to deliver a baby. Around 20% of babies are born through caesarean section.