Caesarean Section

Caesarean section, also known as C-section, or a caesarean delivery, is a surgery where one or more babies are delivered through an incision in the mother’s belly, sometimes a C-section is done because the mother or baby would get hurt from a vaginal delivery. Some reasons for a c-section are that the baby can’t come out. It is also done sometimes if the mom has high blood pressure or problems with the placenta.

A caesarean delivery may also be done if the shape of the mother’s pelvis is not good, or she has had a C-section before. A trial of vaginal birth after a C-section maybe happen. The World Health Organization says that caesarean sections should only be done when it is needed. Some people have a C-section without a medical reason or want it. Usually, the mother asks for it.

As well as a catheter is a tube that drains urine out of your body. The skin on your belly is then cleaned with an antiseptic. An incision is made in the mother’s lower abdomen for about 6 inches. The uterus is opened with a second incision and then the baby is delivered. The incisions are then closed by stitching. A woman can start breastfeeding as soon as she is out of the hospital and awake.

The need for a cesarean section can be anticipated or unexpected. Anticipated indications include previous cesarean section, multiple pregnancies, fetal distress, hypertensive disease of pregnancy, placenta previa, and suspected large baby. Unanticipated reasons include failure to progress in labor, nonreassuring fetal heart rate tracing, abnormal presentation, uterine rupture, eclampsia, prolapsed umbilical cord, and anesthetic complications.