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Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

See Link below: The cost is highly variable. The charge for an uncomplicated cesarean section is about $17,859. An uncomplicated vaginal birth costs about $10,657. You can find this data broken down by national average, year and state here: http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/resources/datacenter/chargeschart/statecharges/ Best wishes! ...Read more

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C section or natural ? Have very bad scaring from 1st birth. Would like to have natural birth but gp recommends C-section for subsequent pregnancies

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C section or natural ? Have very bad scaring from 1st birth. Would  like to have natural birth but gp recommends C-section for subsequent pregnancies

Depends: Scarring of the uterus after a c-section is a major reason why women have to have repeat c-sections. Part of the problem is that even though the scar may not look bad before the uterus stretches during pregnancy, it may get really bad as your uterus expands to accommodating the growing fetus. Think of a balloon inflating, a small problem can rapidly get bigger. Best to be cautious. ...Read more

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After 1st C-section do all deliveries have to b via C-section or do u have a chance to deliver vaginally?

After 1st C-section do all deliveries have to b via C-section or do u have a chance to deliver vaginally?

No not neccesary: No it is not necessary and these days a vaginal birth after a c section is considered safe and you have the option but it bepends on rason for your first c section and type of incision made on your uterus and other factors in your history.If it was a transverse incision which is used in most c sections these days, makes vaginal delivery more likely to be safe. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?

I'm pregnant women in week 23 are there any earlier  examination to determine if I will get normal delivery or caesarean delivery ?

Yes: See your doctor......initial by manual exam will give a rough idea about your pelvis and its outlet............adequate for vaginal delivery or not. But at term the size/health of the baby plays a big role for C-section need. ...Read more

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Do obstetricians get mad when women refuse pelvic exams or ask for c sections because of previous trauma and sexual abuse?

Do obstetricians get mad when women refuse pelvic exams or ask for c sections because of previous trauma and sexual abuse?

Refusing exam: You should never be afraid or ashamed to discuss your preferences. When choosing a doctor call and ask about sexual trauma experience / or request a referral from a therapist / rape hotline/support group. Every doctor is different choose one that respects and works with you. Seek counseling about your trauma and how it reframed life, Some procedures are important like PAPs. ...Read more

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Do most woman survive c sections with placenta previa? I am 32 weeks with a complete previa and very scared baby/i wont make it through the surgery?

Do most woman survive c sections with placenta previa? I am 32 weeks with a complete previa and very scared baby/i wont make it through the surgery?

See below: This operation does carry some risk to you and the baby. The surgical and anesthesia team will be prepared for these eventualities. You need to be at a hospital that has a high-risk OB unit and can manage this issue. ...Read more

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Do a lot of women planic during labor? Also if your pulse goes up to 170 during labor will they do a c section?

Do a lot of women planic during labor? Also if your pulse goes up to 170 during labor will they do a c section?

Fear of delivery: Most women are nervous when coming to the hospital for delivery, but that's not the same as "planic." there are nurses and doctors in the labor suite to help you, and who know how to use medicines for calming if needed. Please tell your OB about your fears before delivery, so that you receive advance help. C section would not be automatic with anxiety attack. Please ask your own OB about this. ...Read more

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38 wks pregnant.Have diet controlled GD.never had issues with numbers(neither fasting).recently get even lower numbers.sign of aging placenta?

38 wks pregnant.Have diet controlled GD.never had issues with numbers(neither fasting).recently get even lower numbers.sign of aging placenta?

Confirm with doctor: I have seen your other questions and you had previously mentioned your numbers were 70-90s which is actually normal and not low. I would contact your Obgyn and have them go through all of them in detail. Likely you are just doing a good job controlling your gestational diabetes. Placental insufficiency is not very common in diet controlled GDM. A sonogram can be done to confirm ...Read more

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Do twins do better if born naturally or by c section?

Do twins do better if born naturally or by c section?

C-section!: 80% of all twins are born via c/s in the us nowadays. The reason is that the second twin has a 20% greater chance of dying at birth compared to the first twin. I recommend prelabor cesarean section for all twins at this time, especially if bilateral tubal ligation is planned - talk to your maternal-fetal medicine specialist to see if that is good option for you. ...Read more

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I'm 21 weeks pregnant with a baby who won't survive due to health issues i've had 2 c sections before at how many weeks you think i would need a csec?

Not necessarily: If delivery is to be soon (less than 28 weeks) and everything looks ok on ultrasound, some ob's would allow you to labor, as there is much less risk of uterine rupture before that time. ...Read more

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Can premature women that were born at 51/2 months themselves. Have a normal healthy pregnancy? Or will I have increased risks because i was a preemie?

Can premature women that were born at 51/2 months themselves. Have a normal healthy pregnancy? Or will I have increased risks because i was a preemie?

No Worries...: Just because you were a preemie does not mean that you will have preemie babies. Babies are born prematurely for all sorts of reasons. Even the healthiest of women can have an early delivery of a newborn. If you have a congenital or genetic condition that predisposes you to difficult pregnancies you should discuss this with your health care provider. ...Read more

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39wk pregnant have o- blood group and huby has o+.If all report and fetal health are normal.Cant we wait to start labor naturally?neccessary to induce

39wk pregnant have o- blood group and huby has o+.If all report and fetal health are normal.Cant we wait to start labor naturally?neccessary to induce

More info needed: Is this your first baby? From what you shared Dad is Rh positive and Mom is Rh negative--baby could have an anemia or bilirubin problem. Your OB or perinatologist can verify status of your baby and their findings should guide you regarding delivery. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are vaginal exams necessary if i will elect for a c section? Can i refuse them? Notes:Tokophobia, anxiety, sexual abuse...

Are vaginal exams necessary if i will elect for a c section? Can i refuse them? Notes:Tokophobia, anxiety, sexual abuse...

Your rights.: You always have the right to refuse a vaginal exam. However, vaginal exam during pregnancy or labor can give the physician a lot of meaningful and needed information to keep you and your baby safe. Even though you elect a c-section, vaginal exam may still be needed to manage your care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Want to know what complications a sedentary lifestyle can cause during labor and delivery and the baby. I'm healthy but not phys active @ 36 weeks. ?

Want to know what complications a sedentary lifestyle can cause during labor and delivery and the baby. I'm healthy but not phys active @ 36 weeks. ?

Small risk: A sedentary lifestyle may result in more weight gain during your pregnancy. Also, your blood clotting factors are elevated in pregnancy, so you are at risk for a blood clot. These are very small risks, however, and I would not worry to much about it. ...Read more

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Do women who deliver by cesarean have a higher percentage of postpartum depression?

Do women who deliver by cesarean have a higher percentage of postpartum depression?

Yes : There is some research linking higher rates of post partum depression on wen who have had c- sections. ...Read more

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Dears .. I'm 37 weeks gest. Age pregnant and my doctor suggests a c section next week ... will it be risky to the baby ot may have any complications?

Dears .. I'm 37 weeks gest. Age pregnant and my doctor suggests a c section next week ... will it be risky to the baby ot may have any complications?

The open baby door: Your OB MD has recommended a C/S for a good medical reason which will be the "open door" for safe delivery of your baby. Of course, any surgery has risks and complications, which are best discussed with your treating OB MD who knows the reason why for the C/S and your pregnancy medical course. ...Read more

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Told I have gestational diabetes but also have policystic ovary syndrome. Been informed i may need to choose induction or cesarian. Which is safer?

Told I have gestational diabetes but also have policystic ovary syndrome. Been informed i may need to choose induction or cesarian. Which is safer?

Too variable and: Too complicated a question to answer on the internet. Check w/your doctors and trust their judgement. ...Read more