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What necessitates an emergency cesarean section?

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Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Baby not tolerating: Emergency cesareans are done when the baby is not tolerating labor, or when there is an emergent condition that develops and baby will not tolerate remaining in the uterus any longer. These include: umbilical cord prolapse, large placental abruption, fetal heart rate anomalies, labor with placenta previa, and many other issues that would make vaginal delivery medically contraindicated.

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