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Caesarean section

Patient discussion about Caesarean section

Q. What are the risks of C-section? See that all the pregnant movie stars are having C- sections instead of natural child birth. Maybe I should have one too, instead of giving birth regularly? Are there any risks?

A. Thanks.. Now I understand better the risks of c-section.

Q. How is a C-section done? My wife is expecting twins and her Doctor scheduled a C- section for her. How is it done?

A. My wife had a c-section done when we had our daughter. I did not get to see the procedure, but I did hear it. It was graphic, but really quick.

Q. When is a C-section needed? My wife is pregnant now and I wanted to know when do women need to have a C- section as opposed to natural birth?

A. sually a C- section is done when there are problems during labor like when the baby is in trouble or the labor is stuck and not progressing over a long period of time.

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At USC, the policy resulted in a limited number of unnecessary cesarean sections and did not result in a large number of cases of shoulder dystocia.
About 500 women a year die from bleeding, infections, and other complications of cesarean sections, although these may be related to the reasons the operation was performed and not just to the procedure itself.
Thus, the avoidance of labor and vaginal delivery could have contributed to better outcomes with planned cesarean section.
After reviewing national and European studies that documented a substantial decrease in transmission rates with elective cesarean section versus emergency cesarean section and vaginal delivery the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concluded that cesarean sections should be offered to all HIV-infected women.
When a well-respected, popular anchor says flatly that your baby is safer being born by a repeat cesarean section than by vaginal birth after cesarean it sounds very much like fact, even if it is not.
Children born by cesarean section of multiparous mothers were 1.
Cesarean section in a first pregnancy may reduce a woman's risk of having pelvic floor surgery later in life, reported Ramalingam Uma, M.
Cesarean section rates are off the charts and women are being duped into thinking that this is all right; in fact they are being enticed to consider c-sections on demand based upon questionable promises.
Ten of 190 babies reported to the Atlanta-based agency had gotten the disease, which has a two year survival rate of about 60 percent, despite having been delivered by cesarean section to keep the baby from encountering the virus in the birth canal.
In the event that medical difficulties are detected, they often elect to perform cesarean sections, making one or more incisions in a mother's abdomen and uterus to deliver the baby.
In another study in 2010 conducted on pregnant women in Isfahan city hospitals, most cesarean sections were performed in 25-29 years age group, in which, the majority involved primiparous mothers as the most common reason for elective cesarean [12].
In a multivariate logistic regression analysis adjusted for potential confounders, the hospital's cesarean section rate was roughly 25% lower after implementation of the full-time laborist program than in either of the other two periods.