The World Health Organization , for example, estimates that the ideal C-section rate should be closer to 10 or 15 percent. As a result, I didn’t feel like I had any control over my own body that day. For example, I didn’t know that some doctors use clear drapes to let parents meet their babies sooner, or that some let you do skin-to-skin in the operating room. I didn’t know about these things so I didn’t know to ask for them. I didn’t know my doctor’s cesarean rate and I didn’t know what my hospital’s policies were.