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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus ...Read more


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What is a c-section?

What is a c-section?

Vaginal bypass.: Cesarean section refers to an increasingly safe and common mode of delivery via the lower abdominal wall instead of the natural vaginal birth. It typically involves a transverse incision on the skin 2-3 cm above the pubic symphysis (pfannenstiel) and a transverse incision on the underlying fascia and the lower uterine segment (kerr). It preserves the fetal brain/life and the maternal pelvis! ...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?

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?

How can I avoid a c-section?

Avoid pregnancy!: When you get pregnant nowadays, you have a >1/3 chance of needing a cesarean section for delivery of your infant. The safest way to avoid a cesarean section is to never get pregnant. If you want to have children, you have to accept a certain risk, including cesarean section. Maintaining a healthy weight for your height, avoiding late childbearing and getting good/early prenatal care decrease risk. ...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

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When does a woman need a c-section?

When does a woman need a c-section?

C/S: A c-section is done when there are medical indications for the mother or the baby. ...Read more

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When is a C-section medically necessary?

When is a C-section medically necessary?

2 reasons: The two reasons for a c/section are: 1. the mother's life is in danger; 2. the baby's life is in danger or there is danger that the baby may suffer severe (brain) injury from continuing labor. ...Read more

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Exercise after c-section when can I start?

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Exercise after c-section when can I start?

Ask your OB surgeon: The best person to ask what occurred in the or and what challenges a woman faces after surgery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It is always appropriate for a patient to ask to see the surgeon to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what was seen and what occurred can be gained and put in perspective. Plus advice about exercise, precautions can be given. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is C-section recovery?

Can you tell me how is C-section recovery?

Double Duty: C section mothers are dealing with BOTH the discomfort of undergoing a surgical procedure AND the new demands of the baby which may include breastfeeding. A lot of help by family, friends and in hospital health care givers is essential because you will be "sore". ...Read more

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Can I have a baby normal after a c section?

Can I have a baby normal after a c section?

Yes, but concerns: Vaginal birth after c section = vbac, is often medically possible. After a c-section, the uterus has a scar from healing, that is the major concern. Even though the scar may not look bad before the uterus stretches, as your uterus expands for the growing fetus, the scarred area may become thin, with higher risk of tearing during contractions. Some hospitals decide that the legal risks are too high. ...Read more

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Why would a woman need to have a c-section?

Why would a woman need to have a c-section?

Many reasons: There are many reasons why women have c-sections. Some of them include failure to dilate/progress in labor, the baby's inability to tolerate labor, non-cephalic presentation, placenta previa, HIV or active herpes, or a previous myomectomy. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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When will i completely heal from c section?

When will i completely heal from c section?

4-6 weeks: Good question. 3-4 days is the typical hospital stay after a c-section. A total of 4-6 weeks is usually the complete recovery time although some women take a little longer to recover completely. ...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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