Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Weill Cornell University Medical Center, New York City
CASE Is her request reasonable?
A 40-year-old primigravid woman presents for her first prenatal visit and asks for cesarean delivery. She explains that she has “waited all her life” for this baby and does not want to risk any harm to the infant during childbirth. She also admits that she is uncomfortable with the unpredictability of childbirth.