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Natural Caesarean Section
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
Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...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?
Rare: Bladder injury during c/section is pretty rare, around 0.1%. Fortunately, most bladder injuries are recognized and repaired during the c/section and only a small fraction of bladder injuries end up as fistulas. Its rare enough that many Ob/Gyns go through their careers without seeing this complication. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
After fetal maturity: The ideal time is when the baby is lung mature and the MD is confident of your gestation age. ...Read more
Muscle tone: Abdominal muscle tone is regained by sit-ups and abdominal crunches after the baby is born. Women who have a cesarean section must wait a little longer before doing those exercises than a woman who has had a vaginal delivery. With a little work that muscle tone can be regained. ...Read more
What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?
About 4% but rising: The most common reasons for c section of a second twin are heart rate problems and the baby coming down in a position other than head first. Many doctors used to be willing to deliver a second twin either butt first or by the feet, but few still have much experience in doing this. There is also a risk of injury to the nerves of the arm or learning disability in any baby that is born breech. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Success rate of a version procedure on transverse baby? Two prior vaginal deliveries, really don't want a c-section.
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