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Emergency C Section Procedure
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
Not recommended: Controversy over vaginal birth after c-section has gone from one end of the spectrum (no) to the other (sometimes) . Your OB can determine if you are a candidate for vaginal birth after c-section and if you are your delivery will be very closely monitored and preparation for c-section will be in place in case you need it. The surgical team will be nearby throughout your labor and delivery. ...Read more
Depends on situation: In an emergency situation where the baby may be in distress, general anesthesia with intubation is often the fastest and most reliable choice. For an elective or less urgent csection, epidural or spinal anesthesia is preferred. Less medication reaches the baby, and the mother can be awake to see her baby right away. Talk to your anesthesiologist about anesthesia options for labor and delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a dermoid cyst be removed with epidural during planned csection?previous attempt was unsuccessful during emergency csection?
Dermoid: A dermoid can be removed at your section. Remind your doctor. ...Read more
28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?
Depends: It depends on a number of factors which mode of delivery to choose after a previous c/section. First and foremost, the reason for the first c/section needs to be taken into account. Next, is the hospital equipped to allow for a safe VBAC. This is a question that needs to be discussed with your obstetrician. If you have your prenatal care in a "staff clinic", ask to talk to the attending physician. ...Read more
Yes and No: If truly an emergency, the placental location does not matter. Ideally, placental location is known ahead of time. Once a cesarean is in progress, placental location becomes very evident if it is low and attached to the front of the uterine wall. ...Read more
Too little info: I presume you mean induced delivery. There are various reasons why a C-section or an induced delivery may be undertaken. Difficult to comment without knowing the full circumstances ...Read more
C/S Process: In general, an IV is put in a vein and you are given fluids and an antibiotic. You drink an antacid; your pubic hair is shaved; the anesthesia provider injects some anesthetic in your spinal fluid; a foley catheter is placed in your bladder and pneumatic compression devices are placed on your legs. The surgeon confirms that you can't feel the surgery; a time-out is performed and surgery starts. ...Read more
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