Caesarean section

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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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5 kg showed a reduction in vaginal birth after caesarean delivery success rates from 68%, 52%, 45%, and 38%, respectively.
Quinones et al14 studied the effect of preterm vaginal birth after caesarean delivery.
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The effect of birth weight on vaginal birth after caesarean delivery success rates.
Maternal complications with vaginal birth after caesarean delivery: a multicenter study.
Clinical interventions that increase the uptake and success of vaginal birth after caesarean section: a systematic review.
Effect of prior vaginal delivery or prior vaginal birth after caesarean delivery on obstetric outcomes in women undergoing trial of labor.
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