The Pelvic Floor Project

31. Cesarean birth: An OBGYN perspective

November 22, 2021 Season 1 Episode 31
The Pelvic Floor Project
31. Cesarean birth: An OBGYN perspective
Show Notes

In this episode, I sit down with obstetrician gynaecologist, Dr. Joanna Baxter to discuss: 

  • Local statistics on c-section vs vaginal birth. How is this trend changing?
  • The negative stigma around c-section 
  • Reasons why a c-section may be planned during pregnancy. 
  • Can this be purely elective?
  • Reasons why a planned vaginal birth needs to move to a c-section once labour has started
  • How the decision is made to have a forceps birth vs c-section
  • Ways physiotherapists help women prepare for birth
  • Each person is an individual 
  • The benefits to being flexible in your thinking as you prepare for birth

Originally from the  Eastern Townships in Quebec Dr. Baxter graduated medical school from McGill, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and gynaecology in 2015 from UBC. Initially she practiced in the lower mainland before making the move to the Okanagan. 

Dr. Baxter enjoys the outdoors, and takes full advantage of the Okanagan life style. She is an avid backcountry camper, hiker, skier, mountain biker, wake surfer and paddle boarder.    

Dr. Baxter is a practicing OBGYN at KGH and her practice is highly varied with a special interest in high risk obstetrics, minimally invasive gynaecological surgery, and pelvic reconstructive surgery for prolapse. 

Looking for more info?

Listen to episode 8- Ways to prepare for a c-section 

Listen to episode 14 - Supporting your body the first 6 weeks after c-section 

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