What is the difference between a regular C-section and a “gentle” C-section? “Gentle” is a term that is not quite in all the OBGYN Provider’s vernacular. I queried L/D nurses and colleagues. More nurses are familiar and from my contacts it seemed liked the East and West coast were much more up on the term.
This is an area of evolving care and practice. Fellows should check periodically for revisions and updates. ACOG will communicate important changes and updates to these guidelines. Vaginal seeding refers to a practice of using gauze or a swab to “transfer” vaginal fluids to an infant born via cesarean delivery. The theory behind this practice