Pre-Op Is a Process
If your C-section is scheduled, they'll tell you to arrive at the hospital about two hours ahead of your surgery time. This is not to make sure you aren't late, but to ensure there's enough time to take care of all the pre-op stuff that has to happen. This includes changing into a hospital gown, answering a bunch of questions, getting an IV, being wiped down with antiseptic solution, and chatting with your anesthesiologist and your doctor, among other things. It's also your last chance to ask any questions or make any requests (like if you want to nurse the baby immediately or were hoping to have someone help take pictures).