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what causes a sudden drop in blood pressure during c section?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baby removal: When the baby is removed the compression on the main blood vessel returning blood back to the heart(vena cava) is relieved, thus the drop in blood pressure.

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Will I have a hard time breastfeeding after a c-section?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: You may have some more pain (though moms after vaginal birth will be uncomfortable too!) there may be more limited mobility too, at least at first. But overall, nursing after c-section shouldn't be more difficult if you have a little extra help for a few days.
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Should I bank my baby's cord blood?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: That's actually a great idea. Stem cells from cord blood can be used to treat a number of conditions in both the child and other family members, and the number of such uses is growing exponentially.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
I would suggest public banking. 1) cheaper (free), 2) provides utility for a broader group of people than just your child or family.
Jul 24, 2013
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
I agree with both the above comments. Given the increasing use of stem cells I don't believe you can go wrong.
Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Maulik Shah
Dr. Maulik Shah commented
Clinical Genetics 24 years experience
Not necessarily. Cord blood banking is quite expensive and the number of disorders for which the cord blood may be used later is quite small. If you have the financial means then it is a good idea . However, cord blood allografts (from unrelated donors) are becoming more common with good results so always donate but don't fall prey to scare tactics in banking cord blood.
Sep 14, 2013
A 32-year-old member asked:

Will a c-section be more complicated if I am overweight?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: There are a few increased risks if you are overweight including a higher risk of infection and slower healing of the cesarean wound. To help yourself, you can work on eating a balanced diet and exercising before your c-section.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the names of some vaasodilators that acting dircetly on blood vessels?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Many: Cialis, viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) beta blockers (metoprolol), calcium channel blockers (verapamil, amlodipine), bystolic.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can it be normal to have some lumps of blood in your period?

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Dr. Prerana Sangani
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The clumps are normal. Each period is the lining your endometrium that is shedding so sometimes it can be in the form of larger clots or lumps.

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