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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?

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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