Who to See
A cesarean section can be done by a doctor who has specialized training, such as:
- An Reference obstetrician Opens New Window.
- A Reference perinatologist Opens New Window (maternal-fetal medicine specialist).
- A Reference family medicine doctor Opens New Window with cesarean section training.
- A Reference surgeon Opens New Window.
If your pregnancy care provider doesn't perform cesareans and foresees a possible need for a cesarean, you will be referred to a cesarean-trained doctor ahead of time. Your family medicine doctor, Reference certified nurse-midwife Opens New Window, or Reference certified professional midwife Opens New Window can assist with the surgery and provide your follow-up care.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 23, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology