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When I was pregnant with my first child — my daughter — I embraced the assumption that, if at all possible, it’s best to avoid having a Cesarean section. I made a lot of choices which I believed were in the service of trying to avoid one, including not having a potentially labor-extending epidural. And I was lucky in that, in this particular domain anyway, things went according to plan.

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