When Las Vegas mother April Clemency found out that she would have to undergo a c-section, her old birth plan went out the window and she began researching new methods.
"I had to come to terms with the fact that maybe my initial plan wasn't going to happen," Clemency said.
She came across gentle c-sections, also called a family center birth. They are designed to make the birthing process as peaceful as possible.
Dr. Catherine Falkner had this to say about the process, "We're trying to take away the surgery feel and make this a birthing experience."
One of the biggest differences between a traditional c-section and a gentle c-section is the drape that is used. At a point during the birth process, the traditional drape is replaced with a clear drape. This allows the mother to see the c-section and further connect to the process.
Other options include playing certain music or refusing the extra relaxation drugs.