Your Cart is Empty

Could "Gentle" C-Sections Be The Newest Birthing Trend?

May 04, 2015 2 min read

Childbirth is definitely not a piece of cake. It doesn't matter if you're in labour for a day or have a pre-planned surgical delivery - momma's to be want to have a good experience. Doctors are now trying to do just that for women undergoing C-sections. It's called a "gentle" C-section and the point is to try and maintain more patient-centered elements of natural childbirth.
what is a gentle c-section?
Although the surgical treatment itself doesn't change, the atmosphere does. This approach is geared towards Mom and Dad. This means consistent communication with the mother and her partner, based on mutual respect. It's a way for the mother to feel like she has more control of the situation. In fact, it's not unusual to play music and talk throughout.  The newborn is then placed on the mom's chest for cleaning and suctioning while simultaneously promoting earlier breastfeeding and parent-child bonding. Transparent drapes are also an option, so mothers can see their baby coming out. If the mother is unable to hold her baby for any reason, the little one is given to the father for some special early bonding.
How Popular Is This Birthing Option?
The "gentle" concept is still a bit under the radar and, although more women will likely inquire about it in the near future, most doctors will prefer conventional methods. This is likely do to that fact that doctors want to focus on their surgery without risk of the mother seeing the operation and causing her trauma.
Can a Woman Who Needs Emergency Surgery Ask to Have a Gentle C-Section?
The nature of emergency C-sections is to get the baby out as fast as possible. This will likely rule out any option to have a "gent;e" c-section. Also, if a mother doesn't already have an epidural or spinal anesthesia, they will have to put her to sleep.
What Are The Potential Dangers?
The word "gentle" is can be misleading. A caesarean is still major surgery. It comes with all the associated risks of infection, bleeding, and potentially negative reactions to anesthesia.

Leave a comment

Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?
What Happens To Your Butt When You Sit All Day?

July 14, 2019 3 min read 379 Comments

Do you think your booty looks a little flat? This might be why!
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read 28 Comments

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Shipping & Delivery

Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 4-6 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Are you in Canada? Specifically, are you outside of a metropolitan centre? We need to alert you to a disruption in shipping due to COVID-19. Our preferred shipping provider, UPS, has informed us that they cannot guarantee express shipping for many locations. We have also seen that packages delivered to Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, etc, are not waylaid, but packages delivered to areas just outside of these cities are being held in transit for days or even weeks. UPS has discontinued their guarantee of 1-4 day delivery, which you can read more about here. Therefore, we can guarantee early fulfillment but not early delivery of our goods from our warehouse to your door at this time.


We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.

We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.


All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.