Giving Birth Videos
The idea is that the combined spinal epidural will reduce the need for instrumental vaginal delivery or cesarean surgery but they don't the spinal part of the epidural also introduces additional complications.
If anything breaking the bag of waters leads to an increase in the risk of cesarean section because the baby is more likely to get stuck in an unfavorable position and may experience episodes of non reassuring fetal heart rate.
Whether you have a caesarean depends mostly on your doctor's or midwife's practice style, not on your or your baby's health or how your labor progresses.
Holding the baby skin-to-skin fosters attachment and helps with breastfeeding initiation. It also decreases stress on the baby. The baby is calmer. The baby cries less.
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