How to Avoid a C-Section in Paducah, KY
Baptist Health Paducah: Techniques to Avoid a Cesarean Section
There are different ways to help women have a natural childbirth, including maneuvering a mother’s body into various positions during labor and delivery. Learn about ways to help avoid a C-section.
The team approach to How to Avoid a C-Section in Paducah, KY, HealthTalks Transcript:
Paul Walden, MD:
We want to promote a vaginal birth over a cesarean section. With a cesarean section, there are a lot of things that could go wrong and we really don't want that to happen to our patients. There are different ways we can help facilitate getting you to have a vaginal delivery, including different maneuvers, different positions, as well as helping the baby come down and turn if we need to [for] a vaginal delivery. It helps prevent cesarean section.
Lisa Parnell, RN:
Spinning Babies® is a technique that is a physiological approach to delivery. It is basically maneuvering the mother's body so that the baby can maneuver through the pelvis [more easily] to be able to have a vaginal delivery.
Dawn Mitchell, RN:
The way that I explain this to my patients is that positioning is good for labor in general. I tell them that being able to turn them side to side or do certain position changes allows their labor to progress naturally. It allows for the baby to come down into the pelvis with passive descent, so later we do not have to push as long when it's time.
Lisa Parnell, RN:
Offering Spinning Babies techniques at Baptist Health Paducah feels like we are empowering moms to be able to have a part of the process of having their baby. To be able to do these maneuvers makes a very big impact on empowering moms to feel like they have done something very positive to deliver their baby.