Top Indian Cities
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Lucknow
  • Pune
  • Ahmedabad
  • Chennai
  • Patna
  • Jaipur
  • Indore
  • Gurgaon
  • Surat
  • Bhopal
  • Nagpur
  • Varanasi
  • Noida
  • Kanpur
  • Ranchi
  • Amritsar
  • Udaipur
  • Ludhiana
  • Srinagar
  • Agra
  • Chandigarh
  • Allahabad
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Vadodara
  • Guwahati
  • Rajkot
  • Ghaziabad
  • Faridabad
    Top Global Cities
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Auckland
  • Bangkok
  • Bialystok
  • Bogota
  • Brno
  • Cancun
  • Cebu City
  • Chania
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chittagong
  • Colombo
  • Depok
  • Dhaka
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Eldoret
  • Gdansk
  • Gdynia
  • Haifa
  • Ipoh
  • Jakarta
  • Johor Bahru
  • Katowice
  • Khon Kaen
  • Kiev
  • Klang
  • Kota Damansara
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Limassol
  • London
  • Lviv
  • Madrid
  • Makati
  • Malacca
  • Manila
  • Mexicali
  • Mexico City
  • Minsk
  • Monroe
  • Moscow
  • Nairobi
  • New York City
  • Odessa
  • Padang
  • Penang
  • Peterborough
  • Phnom Penh
  • Phuket
  • Portland
  • Prague
  • Quezon City
  • Selangor
  • Singapore
  • Slupsk
  • Taichung City
  • Taipei
  • Tbilisi
  • Tehran
  • Tel Aviv
  • Thessaloniki
  • Tirana
  • Warsaw
  • Wroclaw
  • Zhubei
  • Zlin
    pregnancy delivery

    Tips to follow during Pregnancy to Avoid Cesarean Section Delivery

    • 4.7   (6 Votes)

    Cesarean section is a surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered with medical intervention where normal delivery is not possible. Pregnancy tips to avoid cesarean delivery are monitoring nutrition, relax, involve in childbirth class and take assistance of childbirth coach, regular exercise, and opt for intermittent monitoring.

    Let’s Discuss in More Details About Factors That Causes High-Risk Pregnancy:

    A suitable method of delivery for a mother-to-be is a crucial decision that is made after a lot of thinking and discussion about both the pros and cons that it may bring. Cesarean section is a relatively modern method of delivering a baby. A few decades back, cesarean section was a relatively rare procedure of delivering a baby. With increasing maternal complications and, and less pain endurance in women, 1 out of 3 females gives birth with the help of a C-section procedure. A cesarean section may be a comfortable way to deliver a baby, but under high-risk circumstances, it comes with its own set of short-term and long-term risks to the health of the mother and the baby. Usually, the health of a mother is affected in the long term if she opts for the cesarean section. Therefore, if you are a soon-to-be a mother who is keen on steering clear of a c-section delivery, this article introduces various ways to avoid it. (1) (2)

    Before we proceed with the ways on how to avoid cesarean sections, it is important to know why a soon-to-be-mother needs to avoid cesarean section for delivery in the first place. (3)

    • It is major abdominal surgery. At the time of taking the baby out of the mother’s womb, incisions are made on different muscles present in and around the abdomen. This can create high discomfort at a later stage.
    • The recovery time is longer in cases of cesarean section delivery. Therefore, newly mothers find it difficult to breastfeed their babies in an uncomfortable condition.
    • The stay in the hospital is longer in case of the cesarean section delivery. Mother and baby have to be in the hospital for at least 3 days after the delivery.
    • Some of the commonly occurring complications in case of C-section delivery are infections, vomiting, severe headaches as well as bowel problems like constipation.
    • At the time of bringing the baby out of the mother’s womb, there are high chances of the bladder getting affected. Therefore, the mother might face difficulty in normal urination for some days.
    • It is also observed that babies born with the cesarean section have immature lungs as well as breathing problems after birth.
    • The recovery time is around four to six weeks in case of cesarean section deliveries.

    These are some of the crucial reasons, which make it essential for pregnant women to plan for a natural delivery as much as possible. (4)

    The idea of a C-section can make any women anxious during the third trimester of her pregnancy. While no one can guarantee whether anyone will end up on an operating table, one can try in the various possible ways to prevent delivering via a cesarean section method.

    Here are some of the most prominent ways with the help of which you can avoid cesarean section delivery:

    During the period of pregnancy

    1. Maintain nutrition:

    Do not go hungry and do not overeat. Studies have shown that gaining too much weight can lead to a cesarean section. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you take up proper measures to ensure that your weight remains controlled during pregnancy tenure. (5)

    maintain nutrition

    2. Regular exercises

    It is safe to engage in regular, moderate-intensity exercises but only under the consultation of the gynecologist, nutritionist and fitness trainer. (6)

    3. Indulge in childbirth classes:

    It is always useful to indulge in childbirth classes. Read a few books or even read blogs and on websites to know how to go through the process of childbirth.

    4. Relax:

    The best way to de-stress is to talk about your fears and concerns with your health care provider or a family member. You can even join yoga sessions or laughing groups to ensure that your stress hormones are controlled throughout the pregnancy period. This keeps a healthy and happy atmosphere around you and prevents an increase in the stress levels of the body. (7)


    5. If the baby is in breech, go for a spin:

    If your baby is in breech and you are at least 36 weeks pregnant, you may be a candidate for a procedure called the External Cephalic Version (ECV). This is done by applying pressure on the mother’s abdomen to bring the baby into the head down position. This improves the chances of delivery a baby in a natural way. (8)

    Near the End of Pregnancy

    1. Avoid labor induction:

    Women who undergo labor induction are at a higher risk of undergoing a cesarean section than those who wait for it to begin spontaneously. It is best advised to avoid an induction unless your doctor identifies a medical reason for it and makes it necessary in your respective delivery case. (9)

    avoid labor induction

    2. Consider waiting on the epidural, at least in the early stage:

    Epidural helps a mother greatly at the time of delivery. An epidural form of anesthesia ensures that the mother does not require general anesthesia. The epidural injection will keep the mother awake and let her participate in the delivery of the baby(9)

    3. Consider a doula or a childbirth coach:

    A doula is trained to provide non-medical support. A doula can provide a constant physical, mental and informational support to the mother. She provides help with better positioning, hydration, coaching and supporting through each uterine contraction keeping you comfortable.

    4. Be prepared for the possibility of prolonged labor:

    For most first time mothers, it takes a lot of patience and number of hours to deliver a baby. It is natural for women to grow impatient in this period. It is important to keep in mind that the first stage of labor can last from 6 hours up to 20 hours. Pregnant women need to prepare their minds since the start to cope up with the long and tedious procedure of giving birth to a baby. You can consult your gynecologist to know your delivery type in detail. This will help you to avoid cesarean delivery successfully. If intervention is required in the pushing phase of force exertion, use of vacuum or forceps by a trained and experienced provider is a safer alternative to a cesarean section. (10)

    5. Ask for intermittent monitoring:

    Continuous monitoring restricts a woman to move around which is not much use in the process of childbirth. As for intermittent monitoring, it is definitely a preferred option. Your doctor can still get to check how the baby is responding to labor. Monitoring the health of baby ensures that the delivery occurs in a hassle-free manner.

    • If you have already had a cesarean section in the past, find an expert gynecologist and an established hospital that supports VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean section).

    Thus, these are some of the most commonly utilized and proven ways to avoid cesarean section delivery. You can consult your gynecologist and express your desire to avoid cesarean section delivery. This will help you to deliver your baby successfully via natural delivery without any difficulty. Additionally, for concerns about IVF, IUI or surrogacy treatment and centers, call us at +918268260808.





    Roli Maheshwari

    I have tried most of the steps given here to get a normal delivery and yes it worked in my case. I got a normal delivery and me and my baby both were fine.

    Nov. 25, 2018, 11:45 a.m. 4.5


    Shifa Ahmad

    Some exercises are very helpful for the intended mother to make it a normal delivery. I have also experienced the same so I can say that exercising is good for pregnant ladies. However, it is advisable to discuss with your GP that what exercises will suit you.

    Nov. 21, 2018, 7:09 a.m. 4.5


    Sumitra Pandyal

    I had joined Yoga classes at the time of my pregnancy. It was really very helpful for me and I got peace and happiness in my Yoga sessions.

    Nov. 20, 2018, 4:13 p.m. 4.5


    Nikita bhatt

    I was really scared before my delivery because the doctor suggested that it will be cesarian delivery for me. So, I tried everything to get a normal delivery and at last, I was successful.

    Nov. 17, 2018, 2:37 p.m. 5.0


    Savita Dasgupta

    I think eating well is the best way to avoid cesarian delivery. If you will eat well then it will lead to a balanced weight and good physique which is required for a normal delivery.

    Nov. 6, 2018, 6:28 p.m. 5.0


    Kalapriya Gurbux

    I did my best to have a normal delivery but doctor at the last moment found that my amniotic fluid level was very low and I had to undergo emergency c-section. Sometimes, even when you plan a lot to have a normal delivery but due to inevitable circumstances, you are required to undergo c-section to…

    Oct. 31, 2018, 2:14 p.m. 4.5

    View all comments

    Leave a Comment



    The information displayed on this webpage covers general information on several medical conditions, fertility treatments, IVF ICSI procedure, home remedies, and their respective treatments. The exclusive purpose of the displayed information is for the sake of general understanding and it has been collected from open sources which heavily rely on research and laboratory tests. However, the information shared here should not be considered as a medical advice or an alternative to consultation with a registered medical practitioner or licensed healthcare professional.

    It is not advised to self-diagnose or treat any medical condition or disease following the information given in this article. We insist you to consult a registered practitioner and never try to replace their advice or discontinue treatment in between by relying solely on the information obtained. External links to different websites as well as videos given on the website serve the purpose of sharing knowledge only. Ovo Health being an Independent Medical Information platform is neither responsible nor guarantees the authenticity, reliability, and accuracy of these videos and websites in any way. We do not intend the information displayed here to be used for a medical emergency, if you seek medical attention for yourself (or any other person with whom you want to share the information with), we advise you to directly get in touch with the hospital or the doctor.

    More From Author

    Love and Relationships
    Top 12 Tips to Make Your Partner fall in Love With You - Make Him fall in Love

    Top 12 Tips to Make Your Partner fall in Love With You - Make Him fall in Love

    posted on 18 Jul 2019 4.7/ 5

    If you want to express love to your partner, then you can choose and implement certain effective tips to make him fall in love with you. Some of the steps to make him fa…

    Read More

    Related Article view all

    Pregnancy Delivery
    8 Most Recommended Pregnancy Exercise for Normal Delivery - Find out the Benefits

    The best pregnancy exercise for normal delivery need to be implemented in the regular routine. Some of the most effective normal delivery exercise include walking, swimming, yoga sessions, pelvic tilt, pelvic stretches, and kegel exercises. You need to make sure that you consult your doctor.

    Read More

    Pregnancy Delivery
    How to get Normal Delivery - 9 Tips for a Successful Normal Baby Delivery

    If you are thinking that how to get normal delivery, then you can opt for tips for normal delivery procedure. Normal delivery tips include opting for exercise for normal delivery, eat balanced diet, go for perineal massage, and finally staying positive throughout the pregnancy.

    Read More

    Pregnancy Delivery
    Normal Delivery vs C section Delivery - Benefits and Disadvantages

    C section delivery benefits are no head injury, less bleeding after delivery, and no birth trauma. Normal delivery benefits include active participation of mother, no incision required, and less recovery time. Normal delivery and Cesarean delivery pros and cons need to be understood before opting for the same.

    Read More

    Trending Articles


    Best IVF Doctors in India with Highest Success Rates

    posted on 19 Dec 2018 4.7 / 5(3 Votes)

    Find here the list of best IVF doctors in India on the basis of Ratings, Success Rate, Services offered, IVF cost packages and available Facilities. Dr. Nisha Bhatnagar, Dr. Kaberi Banerjee and Dr. Anjali A Deval top the list of such IVF doctors in India due to their unique pricing system, popularity and high success rate.

    Read More