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Why is a csection riskier than a natural delivery?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered

Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

A small excess risk of maternal mortality is associated with modern c-sections (range 1:10, 000 to 1:100, 000), while the fetal life is more at risk with vaginal delivery (1:1, 000-1/10, 000). When all post-cesarean women have prophylaxis for clots and have no more than two cesarean sections, one can confidently state that c-sections are safer for modern maternal-fetal pairs than vaginal deliveries.

Answered Sep 12, 2014



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