Findlay Women's Care -  - OB-GYN

Findlay Women's Care

OB-GYNs located in Findlay, OH


Vaginal births are the natural way to give birth, but in some cases, certain complications or conditions might make a C-section necessary. If you have a breech baby, an underlying medical condition, or another condition that makes delivery more complicated, you might need to have a C-section. At Findlay Women’s Care, Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, and Dr. Kimberlee Perkins provide C-sections for pregnant women in Findlay, Ohio.

C-section Q & A

What is a C-section?

A C-section, or Caesarean section, is a surgical method used for delivering a baby. It’s sometimes required to ensure a safe delivery.

Although this procedure is safe for many women, it does come with certain risks and a longer stay in the hospital. Knowing more about this type of procedure can help ease your mind about what to expect if you end up needing one.

Why might I need a C-section?

If you can’t have a vaginal birth or if your obstetrician determines that a vaginal birth is too much of a risk, you might need to have a C-section. Your obstetrician might schedule this procedure if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Baby with severe congenital disabilities
  • Transverse baby that’s turned sideways
  • Breech baby that’s turned feet-first in your womb
  • Placental problems, such as a placenta that covers your cervix
  • Medical condition that affects vaginal births, such as genital herpes
  • Already had a C-section with a previous birth or have had uterine surgery

What should I expect from a C-section?

Your obstetrician will make an incision in your abdomen and uterus to deliver your baby. As long as your baby isn’t having any problems at birth, you can hold him or her right away.

C-sections are a major surgery, so you can expect to receive anesthesia from the waist down to prevent you from feeling any pain. You might feel some pressure in this area, but you shouldn’t have any pain.

How long does it take to recover from a C-section?

You’ll most likely stay in the hospital for a few days after your C-section.

You might have soreness, nausea, and other reactions right after surgery, which is normal. You might also feel tired, sore, and constipated for a few days or weeks.

In general, you should be able to resume normal activities in about eight weeks or less when your uterus is fully healed. Your obstetrician will provide you with information on the recovery process and let you know which kinds of activities to avoid.

If you need more information on C-sections, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to make an appointment with Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, or Dr. Kimberlee Perkins today.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

We are providers for most of northwest Ohio's major health insurance plans. If you have medical insurance, we are anxious to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Prior to your first visit, please contact your insurance company to verify that our practice is an accepted provider in your plan. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring 1) a copy of your current insurance card 2) Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.

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    "I could not say enough good things about Findlay Women's Care! They were amazing when I had my son."

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    "I had an awesome experience with the whole staff! Everyone was super nice and when it came time to deliver my baby they were all in for everything on my birth plan!"

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Findlay Women's Care
1917 South Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-420-0904
Fax: (419) 420-1893
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