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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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001) were significantly higher in multiple repeat cesarean section group compared to control group.
Cesarean section (CS) has become much safer over the years, but it cannot replace vaginal delivery in terms of low maternal and neonatal morbidity and less cost1, this statement holds true especially for the developing countries where maternal and perinatal mortality rates are unacceptably high2.
This study was done to compare the effect of early oral feeding versus delayed oral feeding after cesarean section in terms of time of return to bowel movement, to regular diet, duration of intravenous fluids, hospital stay and post operatively gastrointestinal effects.
Private hospitals are doling out cesarean sections to pregnant women as a way to get more money," he said.
Her first cesarean section was done for Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD).
Furthermore, sending useful educational materials through post, telephone or internet messages seems to be effective in influencing their husbands and other close relatives of pregnant mothers for reducing elective cesarean sections.
Among the medical conditions that were observed to cause complications during pregnancy were pre-pregnancy, gestational diabetes and having one or more previous cesarean sections.
A 37-year-old pregnant woman who had previously delivered a healthy boy by cesarean section was advised to have a vaginal delivery for this pregnancy.
On the conference's third day, the panel issued a report stating that there was "insufficient evidence to evaluate fully the benefits and risks" of cesarean sections requested by women.
Fear of childbirth in combination with counseling may increase the rate of elective cesarean sections, whereas fear without treatment may have a negative impact on the subsequent experience of childbirth.
Today, newer, less invasive tests and greater use of prenatal counseling can help women better assess their risk of giving birth to a child with serious problems; more women are delivering via cesarean section than ever before; and a new specialty--fetal surgery--has evolved to correct certain abnormalities like some types of spina bifida even before babies are born.