Patient discussion about cesarean section

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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?
A1Thanks.. Now I understand better the risks of c-section.
A2A Cesarean Section is a major surgery and therefore has risks of blood loss, injury, longer recovery time and scars. If you have had a healthy pregnancy, your Doctor didn't tell you that you need a Cesarean and you have no complications during giving birth, I suggest regular childbirth as that’s the natural and more healthy option.
A3Death is the ultimate risk. When my wife had hers done the doctors kept telling us that there is a risk of death. She came out fine, thank god. Helen narrowed it down pretty well.

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?
A1My 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.
A2Here is a movie showing a c- section been done. Careful, its graphic:
A3melissa gave a pretty accurate description. if you really want to see a c-section here is a video of one with Drs. notes:

but remember it's an actual surgery so it won't be easy to watch. only if you apt to it.

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?
A1sually 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.
A2in certain conditions like when there's a risk to the baby or mother if it'll go out the natural way. if the mother caught a vaginal infection, the baby is too big, the baby shows distress signals...all sort. but you might want to know that C-section is very common and very safe. so if your wife will need it- i'm sure she and the baby will be fine!
A3A C-section may be planned or unplanned. In most cases, doctors do cesarean sections because of problems that arise during labor. Here is a link to a website that explains exactly when its done:

Q. If your stomach muscles are cut across(bikini-cut from a c-section) does that mean that situps(crunches) won't

do any good? Is there a better way in this case?
Afrom what i know- it's not very good to do any sport right after a c-section. but you should resume as soon as you've been cleared by your doctor to help restore your strength and pre-pregnancy body, and then there is no problem to do situps.

Q. How long does it take to recover from a C-section?

I am due to give birth through a cesarean section. How long does it take to recover from a C-section?
AThis is a surgery, after all, and the healing process is different with every woman. The first few days after surgery you will experience pain mainly because of the stiches in your lower adbomen. Most women get up and walk around after a day, sometimes even faster. You will need to stay in the hospital for at least 4-5 days for full recovery and within a few weeks the scar should heal completely.
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