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How exactly do women die from cesarean?

How exactly do women die from cesarean?

Several causes.: Very rare, but by blood loss (hemorrhage), infection, and pulmonary embolus. Other issues are a reaction to anesthetic! pregancy is usually very safe! ...Read more

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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When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

When can I start exercising after a cesarean?

6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous to protect the stitches you have on the inside. They take longer to heal than the skin incision that you can see on the outside. ...Read more

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If I had a cesarean hyst was it an emergency?

If I had a cesarean hyst was it an emergency?

Yes: Typically cesarean-hysterectomy is an emergency procedure, usually due to excessive and uncontrollable bleeding during the c-section. ...Read more

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When can I start to exersise after a cesarean?

When can I start to exersise after a cesarean?

Varies: You may walk immediately. Abdominal exercises should be delayed until 4 weeks after your surgery. ...Read more

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Why can't I drive for 6 weeks after a cesarean?

Why can't I drive for 6 weeks after a cesarean?

Pain: If you had to respond rapidly you might hesitate or be unable to do so as rapidly as necessary to prevent an accident because of a pain or pulling too soon after surgery. ...Read more

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HI can you delivery naturally after a cesarean?

Yes: It is possible to have a normal vaginal delivery after Caesarian Section. ...Read more

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What is the diet (clear?)after cesarean delivery?

What is the diet (clear?)after cesarean delivery?

Clear liquids: Surgeons often put patients on "clear liquids" after surgery until they are sure the GI tract is going to function properly. The diet consists of liquids, but no dairy products. It also includes popsicles and jello. ...Read more

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How long after a cesarean may i begin to work out?

How long after a cesarean may i begin to work out?

Usually about 6 wks: Check with your OB doctor for their specific instructions, but usually after abdominal surgery 6 weeks is a good time frame for wound healing before resuming any strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Why can you not drive for 6 weeks after a cesarean?

Why can you not drive for 6 weeks after a cesarean?

Pain medication: Usually patients are instructed to avoid driving until their no longer need pain medication. That way you are not driving while drugged. If your doctor instructed you to postpone longer you may want to clarify with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Post cesarean exercises that are safe after 8 weeks?

Post cesarean exercises that are safe after 8 weeks?

Try: Walking first to gain some stamina back and increase distance and speed gradually. If no pain then likely can do anything you want but discuss with OB first. ...Read more

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Why are women with multiples more likely to need a cesarean?

Why are women with multiples more likely to need a cesarean?

Babies...: Multiple birth pregancies tend toward greater complications. Despite total fetal weight, the babies at parturition have lower birth weights, and finally, cords from one child can be wrapped around the fetal sibling! ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of an elective cesarean and induction?

What are the pros and cons of an elective cesarean and induction?

Fetal pathways: Fetal pathways pro and con involve natural or surgically created doors. Induction, if successful, involves laboring with Pitocin and a "natural" vaginal pathway with fewer complications. Door # 2 is a surgically created abdominal incision for failed induction, labor arrest, or ER complications. Surgery can cause infection, bleeding, injury to surrounding structures and anesthesia risks. ...Read more

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What to do if I had 3 c sections. the time between my 2nd and 3rd was a person die from a 4th cesarean or have serious complications?

What to do if I had 3 c sections. the time between my 2nd and 3rd was a person die from a 4th cesarean or have serious complications?

Still safe...: The risk of death in the USA from pregnancy related causes is 2.8 per 10,000 women (.028%). That is due to the availability of c/sections, blood transfusions, antibiotics and excellent care. (100 years ago the risk was 1 in 4). C/Sections are still safe after 3 prior c/sections. There are some slight increases in the risk of complications but overall it is still very safe. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do little women have more cesareans?

Do little women have more cesareans?

Yes: Shorter women tend to have a smaller pelvis and have an increased rate of cesarean delivery. Their are no hard and fast rules. A trial of labor is reasonable and safe and often results in a vaginal delivery. Discuss with your OB if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is cesarean birth?

Abdominal delivery: A cesarean birth is when the baby is delivered via an incision on the uterus through the abdomen. ...Read more

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Which is safer, vbac or repeat cesarean (2nd cesarean) ?

Which is safer, vbac or repeat cesarean (2nd cesarean) ?

Depends on situation: If your initial cs was due to big baby/small pelvis & you face the same with the next delivery a vbac may be unwise.If the initial cs was for breach or monitor irregularities & your pelvis is considered adequate by the ob, a vbac may be a reasonable choice. Discuss this with the OB & see what what your options are. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the internal stitches to dissolve after cesarean?

Cesarean section: It depends on the type of suture material that was used. Most doctors use Coated VICRYL® (polyglactin 910) suture. This can take up to 12 weeks to dissolve ...Read more

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My husband wants a son. Should I keep trying? I have 4 girls, 3 by cesarean

My husband wants a son. Should I keep trying? I have 4 girls, 3 by cesarean

Up to you two: 5 girls can be lots of fun too--or 4 girls and 1 boy, if you're lucky. There's no guarantee that you'll have a son, however. Your chances of having a son are not increased by the fact that you already have 4 daughters. The chance of having a boy appears to decline with the mother's age, the father's age and the number of children the family already has. These effects are very small, however. ...Read more