• Serving the health care needs of Dodge and surrounding counties since 1940. 450 East 23rd Street, Fremont, Nebraska 68025, 402-721-1610

Named one of the top 100 community hospitals in the nation, Methodist Fremont Health serves the health care needs of people living in Dodge and surrounding counties. At Methodist Fremont Health we have 900 employees and 200 volunteers. There are more than 100 physicians on the active medical staff, with nearly 30 employed by Methodist Fremont Health. 

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Baby's Care After a Cesarean Delivery

Most cesarean deliveries are done with regional anesthesia, such as an epidural or spinal. With this type of anesthesia, only the lower part of the body is numbed for surgery. The mother is awake and able to hear and see her baby as soon as he or she is born. General anesthesia may be used in some special situations. With this, the mother is not conscious for the birth.

A pediatric healthcare provider is often present when a woman gives birth by cesarean. The baby is checked right away to make sure he or she doesn't have trouble breathing. This may happen from medicines the mother received during labor or delivery.

Once the baby is checked over, a nurse will wrap the baby in blankets and bring the baby to you. In some cases, babies born by cesarean will first need to be watched in the nursery for a short time. All of the usual procedures, such as weighing and giving medicines, are done there. Usually, your baby can be brought to you while you are in the recovery area after surgery. Breastfeeding can start in the first hours right in the recovery room, just as with a vaginal delivery.

Online Medical Reviewer: Donna Freeborn PhD CNM FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: Heather Trevino
Online Medical Reviewer: Liora C Adler MD
Date Last Reviewed: 3/1/2019
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  • Serving the health care needs of Dodge and surrounding counties since 1940. 450 East 23rd Street, Fremont, Nebraska 68025, 402-721-1610

Named one of the top 100 community hospitals in the nation, Methodist Fremont Health serves the health care needs of people living in Dodge and surrounding counties. At Methodist Fremont Health we have 900 employees and 200 volunteers. There are more than 100 physicians on the active medical staff, with nearly 30 employed by Methodist Fremont Health.