Why are C-sections common for surrogacy?
May 13, 2016 10:02 AM   Subscribe

Recently I read a story about surrogacy on Cup of Jo and it was mentioned the C-sections are common for surrogates. I've googled and haven't come up with any reasons why (but have confirmed that they are common) and thinking too hard about C-sections makes me queasy, so I turn to AskMetafilter yet again!

I have zero interest in becoming pregnant/or being a surrogate, this is mere curiosity.
posted by the thorn bushes have roses to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
My guess is that it’s because they can be scheduled so it’s easy for everyone to know when to be present. Inductions can be scheduled, but that can be a days-long, less predictable, process. I had a scheduled induction that began on a Tuesday and the baby was born on Thursday.
posted by Kriesa at 10:13 AM on May 13, 2016 [4 favorites]

This website elaborates.
posted by Kriesa at 10:15 AM on May 13, 2016

Aha! The scheduling concern makes sense. There were comments on the story I linked asking why it was common, so I'll have to spread the knowledge. Thanks for your lightning fast answer, Kriesa!
posted by the thorn bushes have roses at 10:45 AM on May 13, 2016

Surrogacy, particularly egg-donation kind, has a much higher rate of complications as well.
posted by geek anachronism at 8:05 PM on May 13, 2016

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