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What are common reasons for c sections?

What are common reasons for c sections?

Several: Protracted labor, unusual fetal position, fetal distress, abnormal fetus, previous c-section, large baby with small outlet, fatigue. Unfortunately some are done for fear of legal reasons and because it is convenient for the mother or the doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive c-sections?

What are the chances of having consecutive c-sections?

Depends: It depends on how many c-sections and why you had them. In general, after two c-sections the risks get higher and higher. If you had a c-section for breech or abnormal position, your risk of a second c-section is lower. If you had one because your cervix didn't dilate or the baby wouldn't come down, your risk is higher. ...Read more

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How many c-sections can woman have?

How many c-sections can woman have?

It depends: After each c/s, the risk of scaring increases with adhesions between the uterus and bladder which is usually dissected to enter the uterus and retrieve the fetus. At some point 3, 4, or 5 c/s's it becomes a very difficult surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What is death rate if too many c sections?

What is death rate if too many c sections?

Low: This is something that each woman must discuss with her own obstetrician. Some woman have no problems; for others, each one is more difficult than the last because of weakening of the uterine wall and scar tissue around the operative site. Actually dying is uncommon enough that no one has amassed the numbers to provide a death rate; that tells me it's low. ...Read more

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Why are women 35 + forced into c-sections?

Why are women 35 + forced into c-sections?

They are not: They are not. Many over age 35 have vaginal deliveries. It is true that the older you are at the time of your first pregnancy the higher the c section rate. No one should be forcing you have a c section. ...Read more

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How many c sections can a woman safely have?

How many c sections can a woman safely have?

1-2.: The first pre-labor cesarean section is extremely safe. A second may be safely performed in most cases. 3 or more c-sections are exponentially more dangerous for the mother - with placenta previa and accreta increasing in frequency rapidly. If you are one of the 50% of U.S. Women that will only have up to 2 children, 1-2 pre-labor c-sections may be your best bet - discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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How to i loose mid section fat after a baby?

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How to i loose mid section fat after a baby?

Diet and exercise: To lose fat/weight in general, it comes down to diet and exercise. If you specifically have issue with stomach fat, you can always consider liposuction; however, recommended still would be diet and exercise. ...Read more

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I had two section can I have virginal birth next?

I had two section can I have virginal birth next?

Possible : Technically under ideal circumstances it is permissible to attempt a vaginal delivery after two c-sections. This would require a careful discussion with your doctor and a review of your previous surgery reports. In reality because of the substantial risks there are few doctors in this country willing to perform these procedures. You may be able to find someone but it will take some hard work. ...Read more

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I've had five c-sections could I have another one?

I've had five c-sections could I have another one?

Yes: The risk for complications with each cesarean is slightly higher after the second cesarean. That risk is not significantly different after the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight. Several studies have suggested that the risk does go up again after the ninth cesarean. ...Read more

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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