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Csection Complications (Definition)

C-section complications are unintended events that occur during the operation. Complications are rare but can include infection, bleeding, or injury to the mother or baby.

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What are the most common symptoms of c-section complications?

What are the most common symptoms of c-section complications?

Complications: The most common complications of a cesarean section are infection, hemorrhage, and wound disruption. Fever would be a symptom of infection. Vaginal bleeding would be a symptom of hemorrhage. Redness and increased pain around the incision site are symptoms of wound disruption. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is c-section complications?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is c-section complications?

Experience: A qualified physician not only knows how to avoid complications, they must also know how to recognize them & fix the problem. Whether it's from infection, injury, hemorrhage, or trauma; an experienced ob/gyn knows how to keep you safe, correctly explain the complication, and help you understand what it means in regards to your health. A good doc will tell you exactly what happened. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy (Tip)

High risk pregnancy

C-section/vaginal delivery? It won't be on your child's college application. Healthy babies matter! ...See more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
once
Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
once
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I am 170cm and weigh 58kg. I've had a baby via csection 10 months ago. I exercise daily but can't get rid of my 'pouch', what can I do to tone this?

I am 170cm and weigh 58kg. I've had a baby via csection 10 months ago. I exercise daily but can't get rid of my 'pouch', what can I do to tone this?

Keep exercising: Pregnancy can cause the skin to stretch to a point where it is no longer elastic, and you might permanently have a pouch. Don't let it worry you too much, it's a small price to pay for your beautiful child. ...Read more

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C-section complications might be what kinds of problems?

C-section complications might be what kinds of problems?

Multiple: Complications usually grouped into bleeding, infection, pain, and injury to uninvolved structures. Excessive bleeding can occur and might rarely require a transfusion. Infection is usual prevented by good technique and antibiotics. Pain is alleviated by medications. Injury to the bowel, bladder, or other structures are not common. Blood clots and other rarer complications exist. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy (Tip)

High risk pregnancy

Myth: general anesthesia is safer then spinal anesthesia for c-section. It is not. Spinal is safer. ...See more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

take prenatal vitamin
daily
pre-conceptual counseling
once
ultrasound
monthly
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Are there things I can do for c-section complications at home?

Are there things I can do for c-section complications at home?

Not really: It depends on the complication. Infections or open wounds can be managed at home under a doc's supervision. Other complications depend on the type & extent of the complication. All complications however, should be managed initially by your doctor. Home arrangements can then be made if appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the top reasons for getting c-section complications?

What are the top reasons for getting c-section complications?

Long labor: The top two issues one can have after a c-section are bleeding and infection. Infection can occur in multiple areas...Lungs bladder and wound being the most common. Prolonged ruture of membanes and labor prior to the c section have been associated with increased risk of infection, as has obesity. ...Read more

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