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Is it normal forfor a Doctor to do a C-section as early as 36 weeks and will the baby come out okay I mean healty and ready to gogo home???

Is it normal forfor a Doctor to do a C-section as early as 36 weeks and will the baby come out okay I mean healty and ready to gogo home???

Yes & no; yes & no: Re: 36-wk C-section, OBs do it all the time, so it's not unusual. That said, they try to avoid it, so if they're advising it, it's for a reason. Re: delivery at 36 wks, it is considered premature. We like babies to make it to term, 39-40 wks, for lung maturity; they need to make "surfactant" to keep lung bubbles (alveoli) where oxygen is obtained, open. 36-wk preemie needs NICU. Ask re: Surfaxin. ...Read more

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Can a mum to be can rectify an unstable lie at 36+ weeks or is c-section only option? Consultant hasn't mentioned the option of external turning!

Can a mum to be can rectify an unstable lie at 36+ weeks or is c-section only option? Consultant hasn't mentioned the option of external turning!

Many variables: It depends on many variables. Is the baby breech? Is it transverse? Do you have a placenta previa? Have you had a previous c-section? You really need to discuss these things with your doctor or midwife. ...Read more

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I had an apeseautomy and a tear with my first child and now I am 36 weeks pregnant with my second, should I consider a c-section?

I had an apeseautomy and a tear with my first child and now I am 36 weeks pregnant with my second, should I consider a c-section?

NO C-section, needed: You have 'a proven pelvis' meaning you are capable of delivering a vaginal delivery, again. You deserve a trial of labor and when pushing you need perineal massage to stretch the 'outer vaginal' tissue as the baby's head crowns & delivers. Hopefully you will not need another episiotomy. Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant with fetal bilateral hydronephrosis, do ihave to undergo a c-section asap?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant with fetal bilateral hydronephrosis, do ihave to undergo a c-section asap?

See Pedi Urologist: Bilat hydronephrosis can indicate several problems. You should involve a pediatric urologist promptly. In the male fetus, this can indicate posterior urethral valves which needs to be addressed immediately upon delivery. It could also indicate bilateral vesico-ureteral reflux or obstruction where the kidneys drain into the ureters (upj-obstruction) either way, see peds uro stat. ...Read more

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36 weeks preg. Baby is normal. Cephalic. Whether a c- section or normal delivery is good for me? I had a prev myomectomy removed very small fibroids(2cm)

Operative report: Having a c-section after a myomectomy is dependent on the extensiveness of your surgery. If your surgery required entry into the inner uterine lining, then you might be at a higher risk of uterine rupture with a normal vaginal delivery. However, your fibroids seem very small, unlikely to have done significant damage, especially if laparoscopic. Check with your ob; I'd lean towards vag delivery. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant, I have had pain all day in about the same spot as previous c section, could this be scar tissue just being stretched?

36 weeks pregnant, I have had pain all day in about the same spot as previous c section, could this be scar tissue just being stretched?

Could be: Late in pregnancy most women complaining of a variety of sorts of aches and pains. Often we cannot pinpoint the exact cause. Carrying a baby inside you just isn't very comfortable. If you feel the pain is out of the ordinary, severe, or having contractions you should notify your OB immediately. ...Read more

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I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

Call your doctor!: This is definitely a case when you need to talk to your personal doctor and see when she would like to evaluate you in person! ...Read more

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Previous c section, placenta anterior 4-5 cm above scar, no acretta now but can it develop in 3rd trimester?

Previous c section, placenta anterior 4-5 cm above scar, no acretta now but can it develop in 3rd trimester?

It may!: You need repeat sonograms during pregnancy to evaluate the situation. The problem would be if you develop placenta increta, or percreta because these could make your anatomy more difficult to deal with, especially if this would occur at the previous incision site! Be vigilant and know your situation! ...Read more

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My baby is measuring to big @36 weeks. What are my chances of having a csection? Is it normal for the baby to measure bigger?

My baby is measuring to big @36 weeks. What are my chances of having a csection? Is it normal for the baby to measure bigger?

Your OB doctor may: Check to make sure you haven't developed gestational diabetes if your fetus is large for gestational age. (s)he may also do a fetal ultrasound to look for "cephalo-pelvic disproportion", (baby's head size too big for your size) ; then discuss the safest delivery option for you ; your baby. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a breech baby turning on her own at 36 weeks? If she does not turn, when is the earliest a csection will be scheduled?

What are the chances of a breech baby turning on her own at 36 weeks? If she does not turn, when is the earliest a csection will be scheduled?

if it is your 1st: It could but not probable, if it is breech an elective csection for the breech is scheduled at 39 weeks the earliest or is done if u go into labor or your water breaks before then please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant csection march25 doc dropped me no insurance no other doc will take me so late and the old doc won't take state insurance what to do?

City/county hospital: Most major cities have a county or a city hospital which cares for the uninsured patients. Check and find out in your city and register as a new pateint. Where do you live? Which city? ...Read more

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I just made 36 weeks I've been having contracttions cramps pelvic pressure. But not dialated. I also have a lot fluid. Do I have a choice of csection?

I just made 36 weeks I've been having contracttions cramps pelvic pressure. But not dialated. I also have a lot fluid. Do I have a choice of csection?

Elective cesarean: Elective cesarean depends on the practitioner. If they do allow this, they should discuss the risks and implications on future pregnancies. ...Read more

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If I'm overdue, should I expect a c-section?

If I'm overdue, should I expect a c-section?

Not really: The fact that your overdue, in and of itself, does not necessarily put you at increased risk for a C-section. However, being over 35 (AMA: advanced maternal age) does increase your risk of one somewhat. The overdue factor and AMA status is not a good combination though when it comes to avoiding surgery. ...Read more

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Narrow hips. Will I need c section?

Narrow hips. Will I need c section?

Not necessarily.: The birth canal is wide enough, even in most women with narrow hips. I hope it can be avoided. ...Read more

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How risky is an emergency c-section?

How risky is an emergency c-section?

Relatively safe: Like any other emergent surgery, a C-section carries a risk. However, this is a very safe surgery and there are very few complications. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea after c section normal?

Is diarrhea after c section normal?

No : Diarrhea is not normal chronically after a cesarean section. See you at OB/GYN physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Is a C-section a laparotomy operation?

Yes: A laparotomy is an incision into the abdominal wall to directly access the abdominal cavity. The uterus is in the abdominal cavity, so a csection requires a laparotomy. However, the incision is usually performed in the bikini line; exploratory laparotomy incisions are usually made in the midline. ...Read more

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When can I get pregnant after c section?

When can I get pregnant after c section?

Up to you: That's up to you. Most recommend spacing out your children for your own sanity and so you can enjoy the special time with each infant. 6--12 months is best to let your C-section scar heal. ...Read more

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Will I be put to sleep during c section?

Will I be put to sleep during c section?

Usually not: Risks of a general anesthesia for both mom and unborn child can be problematic when compaired to a spinal or epidural anesthetic. Be sure to talk to your OB and can also have a consult with anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist to discuss these issues/concerns. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate after c section?

Is it safe to masturbate after c section?

Yes: But wait until all pain ; tenderness have settled down. That should be after about 2 weeks. Many OB drs would say wait 6 weeks, but I don't think you have to wait that long. ...Read more

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What can reduce the scar from a c section?

What can reduce the scar from a c section?

Scar reduction: Use vitamin E oil and massage the incision. You can also use a laser to decrease the intensity of the scar. Pdl laser is great for improvement but will take several treatment. ...Read more

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Is unprotected sex safe after a c-section?

Is unprotected sex safe after a c-section?

How long after: C-section? Have you been medically cleared by the Obstetrician? You of course know, that this will put you at risk for pregnancy. ...Read more

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How dangerous can an emergency c-section be?

How dangerous can an emergency c-section be?

Depends.: Depending on the emergency (maternal vs. Fetal) stat cesareans can even be lethal. Despite increased risk for infection, fetal injury, hysterectomy and bleeding, stats are generally safe and have great outcomes. Cesarean section is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in the us nowadays. So, if you or yours need one, rest assured that it is done for good reason and expect great outcome. ...Read more

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Should I have vaginal delivery or c-section?

Should I have vaginal delivery or c-section?

Depends.: Factors that will determine the answer to your question: age, weight/height, prior reproductive history, family planning, personal values/hopes/fears, physician advice and any pregnancy complications. If you only want 1-2 children prelabor cesarean sections and btl may be the safest approach for you. If you want 3 children or more, you should probably try to have vaginal delivery if ok with ob! ...Read more

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Bright red blood 12 days post C-section why?

Bright red blood 12 days post C-section why?

From Vagina?: If the bright red bleeding is from vagina and thereby uterus, the answer is yes, this is definitely normal. I typically tell patients that they can expect to bleed, on and off, for even up to 6 weeks post cesarean or post vaginal delivery. Sometimes it stops and you think, 'yea, I'm through bleeding' and then a few days or week later you bleed again. ...Read more

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Smelly odor 3 weeks post-partum c section.?

Smelly odor 3 weeks post-partum c section.?

Could be problem: Any pain, fevers....if so need to see your OB asap. If not...can have some discharge for several weeks after c sectionl. Continue to observe and if any pain, fevers, increasing foulness of discharge, see your OB. ...Read more

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Why we avoid weight lifting after c section.?

Why we avoid weight lifting after c section.?

Temporarily : We tell you to avoid physical activity for 6 weeks so your body can heal. Start exercise gradually usually after 6 weeks. Consult your doctor prior to exercising. ...Read more