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What do they mean by planned or elective c sections?

What do they mean by planned or elective c sections?

Not an emergency: Often a c section is done as an emergency due to fetal distress or some complication. Elective c section is planned due to known risks to mother or baby. A common reason for an elective c section is history of previous c section. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a c-section?

What is the recovery time after a c-section?

Depends: The first few weeks will be (usually) more difficult after a cesarean than a vaginal birth. For most mothers, things are roughly equal by the 4-6 week point. If it is taking longer than that, consider a visit to your OB to be sure things are ok. ...Read more

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Can I ask for a c-section?

Can I ask for a c-section?

Yes: You can ask, but if your exam shows your pelvis to be adequate for vaginal delivery, your provider should kindly refuse your request. The risk to both you and baby are increased in c-section, and they should be reserved for medical reasons only. ...Read more

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Is a c-section always necessary with multiples?

Is a c-section always necessary with multiples?

No: Cesarean's are needed for certain positions of babies. Usually if there are three or more, at least one of the babies will be in the wrong position for a vaginal delivery. If the babies are early, a cesarean may be needed to protect the brain. However, if there are just two babies, close to term and they are both in the right position, a vaginal delivery may be possible. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How is the date of my planned c-section determined?

How is the date of my planned c-section determined?

Mature baby: First question is when is the best time for fetal maturity. Second question is what is the safest time for mother and last question should be about convience for pt family or dr. Hopefully all can be safely met. Most drs. Agree, after 39 completed weeks. ...Read more

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Will i need a c-section when I have herpes?

Will i need a c-section when I have herpes?

Possibly: If a patient has an active outbreak of herpes in the genital tract at or near delivery, a decision may be made to undergo a c-section to decrease the risk of transmission of the herpes virus from mother to baby. ...Read more

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What is amniocentesis?

What is amniocentesis?

Amnio is a procedure: Amniocentesis is the procedure during which a long, slim needle is inserted through the prenant woman's abdominal and uterine walls and through the membranes of the amniotic sac, and fluid is aspirated/drawn into a syringe attached to that needle. Fluid can be studied for chromosomes (karyotype) or special genetic disorders, for infection, for lung maturity and for other conditions of baby or mom. ...Read more

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What is a c-section?

What is a c-section?

Abdominal delivery: A c-section is when an incision is made across the mother's skin and uterus in order to delivery the baby through the abdominal incision. ...Read more

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Can I refuse a c-section?

Can I refuse a c-section?

Yes: You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.) if you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand why someone is recommending one. You may be refusing something that would be in your or your infants best interest. Many things can be done to reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean, but some cesareans will be necessary despite all measures. ...Read more

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Can I demand a c-section?

Can I demand a c-section?

Yes: As long as you understands all the risks associated with a cs and your ob/gyn is willing to perform it, you can ask for it and most physicians will comply. ...Read more

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Can I ask for a c-section?

Yes: You can ask, but if your exam shows your pelvis to be adequate for vaginal delivery, your provider should kindly refuse your request. The risk to both you and baby are increased in c-section, and they should be reserved for medical reasons only. ...Read more

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How can I avoid a c-section?

Limited control: Don't gain too much weight. Stay physically fit throughout the pregnancy. Do core work like yoga or pilates. Stay out of the hospital as long as you can. Labor as long as you can at home. ...Read more

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Recovery food from C-section ?

Recovery food from C-section ?

The same as food: After any surgery. Start with fluids then advance as tolerated to soft foods then a regular diet. No other special dietary instructions need. ...Read more

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What happens during a c-section?

What happens during a c-section?

Good question: We make careful incisions through the different layers of the belly (skin, fat, muscle peritoneum, uterus) to get the baby and placenta out. Then we inspect the uterus, ovaries, tubes to make sure things look ok. We then carefully sew up the different layers again. Hope that is what you were looking for. ...Read more

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What happens during a c-section?

Baby!: You and your doctor will determine what delivery method is best based on your pregnancy. If a c-section is needed, you will go to the operating room. You will likely get a spinal which will make you numb. And then an incision is made above your pubic bone, and the baby is delivered through that incision. After the baby comes out, your doctor will sew you back together. ...Read more

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Having a 6th c section at age 38?

Having a 6th c section at age 38?

Congratulations!: Congratulations on at least your sixth child. Your OB surgeon will have his/her work "cut out" for them due to possible adhesions at the time of the Cesarean. I hope you have completed your family with this pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is a c-section? Does it hurt?

What is a c-section? Does it hurt?

Surgery to deliver..: A C/Section is a surgical procedure to delivery the baby through an incision in the lower belly, instead of through the vagina. There is some discomfort during a c/section but with good anesthesia, there isn't a lot of pain. Best wishes! ...Read more