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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Cesarean Section (Overview)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus bypassing the birth canal.


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Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Vaginal: it depends , vaginal is preferred , unless you have contraindications for it i would check with your OB first ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
1,453 doctors shared insights

Cesarean Section (Overview)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus bypassing the birth canal.


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Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

Does the povider offer vbac (vaginal birth after previous cessarean section)?

No: Due to a combination of hospital policies and practicing at several hospitals in the community our practice does not feel that we can currently provide for vbac or tolac safely at this time. This may change in the future. ...Read more

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Can I have vagina delivery after having two cesarean section?

Can I have vagina delivery after having two  cesarean section?

Depends: Best to speak with your ob. He knows about your previous deliveries and can judge the safety of a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Which is safer, vbac or repeat cesarean (2nd cesarean) ?

Which is safer, vbac or repeat cesarean (2nd cesarean) ?

Depends on situation: If your initial cs was due to big baby/small pelvis & you face the same with the next delivery a vbac may be unwise.If the initial cs was for breach or monitor irregularities & your pelvis is considered adequate by the ob, a vbac may be a reasonable choice. Discuss this with the OB & see what what your options are. ...Read more

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28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the prior c/section scar. With the placenta 4cm from the scar, your risk is very low (but not zero). Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is my c section scar wrong?

Is my c section scar wrong?

Unable to assess: Its not possible to assess your scar without an exam. Are you having any problems with the scar such as pain, redness, keloid formation, discharge, etc? Best wishes! ...Read more

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C sectioning: epidural or endotracheal intubation?

C sectioning: epidural or endotracheal intubation?

Depends on situation: In an emergency situation where the baby may be in distress, general anesthesia with intubation is often the fastest and most reliable choice. For an elective or less urgent csection, epidural or spinal anesthesia is preferred. Less medication reaches the baby, and the mother can be awake to see her baby right away. Talk to your anesthesiologist about anesthesia options for labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Previous post partum haemorrage and c section, is vaginal birth an option instead?

Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Are cesarian section infections common?

Are cesarian section infections common?

Overall, uncommon: But emergency c-sections tend to have a higher rate of postoperative infections than elective ones. ...Read more

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Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stitching after labor and delivery ?

Stitching after labor and delivery 
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Sutures: Sutures might be needed if there was a significant tear during delivery or if you had an episiotomy. If this doesn't address your question then please re-ask with a clear question. Take Care. ...Read more

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Which you prefar spinal anasthesia or general anasthesia during cesarean section?

Which you prefar  spinal anasthesia or general anasthesia  during cesarean section?

Spinal or epidural: The regional anesthetic with either a spinal or an epidural is the preferred way to perform this operation. It is safer for the mother, as well as lets her see the baby as they are born. Talk to your anesthesiologist about your options. ...Read more

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Smelly odor 3 weeks post partum c section. ?

Smelly odor 3 weeks post partum c section. ?

Could be problem: Any pain, fevers....if so need to see your OB asap. If not...can have some discharge for several weeks after c sectionl. Continue to observe and if any pain, fevers, increasing foulness of discharge, see your OB. ...Read more

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Can placenta accreta be missed at delivery?

Can placenta accreta be missed at delivery?

Very definitely: Unfortunately, placenta accreta is often diagnosed at the time post delivery when a cotyledon(plug) of placenta is missing or the placenta itself does not detach normally. At that point, aggressive measures to 'detach" the placenta may result in massive hemorrhage and the resultant post apocalyptic diagnosis of placenta accreta. ...Read more