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Had c setion in my 1st born 5 years ago, i want to have a normal delivery this time but my ob told me that will still undergo c-section. Is that true?

Had c setion in my 1st born 5 years ago, i want to have a normal delivery this time but my ob told me that will still undergo c-section. Is that true?

VBAC: Some people are candidates for a vaginal delivery after C-section (vbac). You can ask if you are a candidate. You can also ask if your doctor attends to these type of deliveries. Because of the elevated risk of uterine rupture many doctors choose not to offer this service. If you are a candidate and choose to accept the risk you may need to find a doctor who offers this service. ...Read more

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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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18 weeks just had my ultrasound and found out I have low line placenta can I still have a normal delivery scared of c section ?

18 weeks just had my ultrasound and found out I have low line placenta can I still have a normal delivery scared of c section ?

Maybe: The placenta can "migrate" during gestation. It doesn't really move but the uterus enlarges. Depending on the location and growth of the uterus, it is more than likely that the placenta will not be a problem for a normal delivery. You doctor will likely want to additional ultrasound exams to make sure it moves out of the way. ...Read more

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I had a c section 8 months back. My baby died at 3rd day of his life, so wanted to conceive again but this time want a normal delivery. Is it possible?

I had a c section 8 months back. My baby died at 3rd day of his life, so wanted to conceive again but this time want a normal delivery. Is it possible?

Yes: It depends on the reason for the first c-section. If your pelvis is small for the size of the baby, then you'll need another surgery but if you had a c-section because your baby was in trouble, your obgyn doctor and you should discuss the possibility of having a normal vaginal delivery. Maternal health is another concern that plays a role regarding that decision. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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36 weeks preg. Baby is normal. Cephalic.Whether a c- section or normal delivery is good for me? I had a prev myomectomy removed very small fibroids(2cm)

Operative report: Having a c-section after a myomectomy is dependent on the extensiveness of your surgery. If your surgery required entry into the inner uterine lining, then you might be at a higher risk of uterine rupture with a normal vaginal delivery . However your fibroids seem very small , unlikely to have done significant damage , especially if laparoscopic. Check with your ob; i'd lean towards vag delivery. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between being a cesarean section baby and future delivery?

Is there any correlation between being a cesarean section baby and future delivery?

Increased C/S risk.: As our society is moving to later reproduction and more assisted conceptions for subfertility in the midst of an obesity epidemic (with concurrent diabetes mellitus and hypertension morbidities), i expect the overall c-section to keep rising for the foreseeable future. If you were born via c-section you were probably too big for your mother's pelvis and that's likely to recur when you deliver. ...Read more

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Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Cesarean section or vaginal delivery is better ?

Vaginal: it depends , vaginal is preferred ,
unless you have contraindications for it
i would check with your OB first ...Read more

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Can I have vagina delivery after having two cesarean section?

Can I have vagina delivery after having two  cesarean section?

Depends: Best to speak with your ob. He knows about your previous deliveries and can judge the safety of a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?

Delivery by cesarean section is one of the predisposing factors of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, why? And how?

??RDS??: I would agree more cs babies have respiratory pbs than regular delivery but the issue is ttn ( transient tachypnea of the newborn) not rds.A trip down the birth canal helps squeeze some of the lung fluid out before birth, which does not happen for cs. About 10% of cs will have to work hard to clear that fluid & may require o2 & special care in the process.It usually clears in < 48hr. ...Read more

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I had a cesarean section last yr jan, ever since i cannot feel when my bladder is full and when i go to the loo its painful after. Is this normal?

I had a cesarean section last yr jan, ever since i cannot feel when my bladder is full and when i go to the loo its painful after. Is this normal?

Decrease sensation : It is not unusual to get loss of feeling along the suture line in a c- section. 1-2 years may be necessary before total feeling returns. If numbness persist return to your surgeon for reevaluation. ...Read more

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Taking Clexane from week 8 till now 29 due to mthfr mutation, is it okay to have normal delivery or i have to do cesarean & when can i stop inj it?

Taking Clexane from week 8 till now 29 due to mthfr mutation, is it okay to have normal delivery or i have to do cesarean & when can i stop inj it?

Doctors instructions: Clarify with your Obgyn the treatment plan for your pregnancy. It is not typical to deliver via c section simply because of a MTHFR mutation. The doctor may want you to continue the medication until delivery and even after. They may ask you to stop it 24 hrs before delivery if regional anesthesia is planned. ...Read more

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How can I exercise after a cesarean section?

How can I exercise after a cesarean section?

Carefully.: After 3-6 weeks have passed from your cesarean section (and if ok with your doctor) you may start working out slowly with swimming, treadmill, or stationary bike. Don't overdo it, though - 30-45 minutes 4-5 times/week suffice. Depending on your prior habits, you may further increase this regimen back to your baseline within 3-6 months after the c-section. Avoid heavy lifting! ...Read more

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Do you get sedation during cesarean section?

Do you get sedation during cesarean section?

Generally no.: Most cesarean sections are performed under spinal or epidural anesthesia and sedation is not typically used. Rarely c-sections are under general anesthesia.
Sedatives can affect fetal/neonatal behavior as well, so they are best avoided. In certain cases and typically after the infant is delivered, low doses of sedatives may be used to alleviate maternal anxiety/stress. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke after 3 weeks on cesarean section?

Is it ok to smoke after 3 weeks on cesarean section?

Not really: Smoking will delay your healing--plus this is a good time to just quit. Your baby will be healthier for it, too. ...Read more

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What is the position of the patient in cesarean section?

What is the position of the patient in cesarean section?

Flat : You will be in the "supine" position meaning flat on your back with your legs together and arms extended out to the side. ...Read more

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When can I start exercising my abs after having a cesarean section?

When can I start exercising my abs after having a cesarean section?

By 3 rd wk: Most of the ob&gyn surgeons will allow to do progressive exercises by this time healing will be almost complete. ...Read more

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How does anesthesia during cesarean section block out pain? Will I feel anything?

General or regional: Epidural and spinal anesthesia block hte nerves going to the abdominal muscles and uterus, so you feel no pain, although you may feel a some pressure. You are unconscous when you undergo general anesthesia, so you don't feel anything, but you are also not awake when the baby is born. ...Read more

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6 weeks pp from cesarean. How long does it take to heal internally and externally from c-section?

Post C Section: It usually takes about 6-8 weeks (I say closer to 8 weeks), to completely heal from a c-section. However, your incision should be healed by 2 weeks post surgery. ...Read more