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“Hi Vanessa, I want to start by saying that I’ve been hooked on your podcast from day 1 of my pregnancy! I have a question regarding when a C-section is absolutely necessary. My goal is to have a natural birth with as little intervention as possible, but in the event that there is an issue, I want to make sure that I’m not pressured into having an unnecessary C-section. When is it necessary to perform a C-section and when are doctors just using the surgery as an easy solution to a slightly more difficult birth?” – Nadia

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