I am a severe asthmatic and have an overwhelming fear of having an asthma attack during child birth. Should I ask to schedule a C-Section?

Unless your asthma is so severe that you have reduced lung function almost all the time, we don't think a Caesarean is necessarily the answer. If you make a plan now with your doctors and the anaesethetic team about how you would be treated if you had an acute asthma attack either in labour or at the time of a Caesarean, and made sure that everything was on hand, then the fear of getting an attack in labour might reduce. In reality, you could have an attack before, during or after giving birth so it is vital to have a plan that could cover every eventuality.
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