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Cesarean Section Delivery

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Cesarean Section Delivery

What is Cesarean Section Delivery?

Cesarean section delivery involves the delivery of a fetus through an opening in the abdomen. To perform the procedure, an incision is made above the pubic bone, allowing the uterus to be opened.

Also Known As:

  • C-section

Conditions Treated with Cesarean Section Delivery:

A cesarean section delivery is used if the mother or child would be in danger if a vaginal birth was attempted. For example, if the unborn baby is in distress in the womb, a cesarean section delivery may be necessary. Some patients also choose a cesarean section delivery over a vaginal delivery in cases of fear of tearing, fear of vaginal birth pain, or general apprehension.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Cesarean Section Delivery:

The only non-surgical alternative to cesarean section delivery is vaginal birth. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Cesarean Section Delivery:

Cesarean section delivery is generally performed with regional anesthesia. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used.

Potential Complications from Cesarean Section Delivery:

Potential risks from a cesarean section delivery include infection, bleeding, blood clotting and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. Other potential complications include constipation, injury to nearby organs, or injury to the baby during delivery.

Prognosis after Cesarean Section Delivery:

The prognosis for a positive end result following a cesarean section delivery is good.

Recovery from Cesarean Section Delivery:

Patients spend about three days in the hospital following a cesarean section delivery. There are four to six weeks of total recovery time.

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