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Steam Room After C Section
My insinuation still hurts from C-section my daughter is one year three months I went to emergency room and the doctor said I have a cyst?
You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.)
If you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand why someone is recommending one. You may be refusing something that would be in your or your infants best interest.
Many things can be done to reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean, but some cesareans will be necessary despite all measures. ...Read more
Yes: You can ask, but if your exam shows your pelvis to be adequate for vaginal delivery, your provider should kindly refuse your request. The risk to both you and baby are increased in c-section, and they should be reserved for medical reasons only. ...Read more
Good question: We make careful incisions through the different layers of the belly (skin, fat, muscle peritoneum, uterus) to get the baby and placenta out. Then we inspect the uterus, ovaries, tubes to make sure things look ok. We then carefully sew up the different layers again. Hope that is what you were looking for. ...Read more
Baby!: You and your doctor will determine what delivery method is best based on your pregnancy. If a c-section is needed, you will go to the operating room. You will likely get a spinal which will make you numb. And then an incision is made above your pubic bone, and the baby is delivered through that incision. After the baby comes out, your doctor will sew you back together. ...Read more
Ask your OB surgeon: The best person to ask what occurred in the or and what challenges a woman faces after surgery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It is always appropriate for a patient to ask to see the surgeon to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what was seen and what occurred can be gained and put in perspective. Plus advice about exercise, precautions can be given. ...Read more
Many reasons: There are many reasons why women have c-sections. Some of them include failure to dilate/progress in labor, the baby's inability to tolerate labor, non-cephalic presentation, placenta previa, HIV or active herpes, or a previous myomectomy. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: Good question. 3-4 days is the typical hospital stay after a c-section. A total of 4-6 weeks is usually the complete recovery time although some women take a little longer to recover completely. ...Read more
Depends: The first few weeks will be (usually) more difficult after a cesarean than a vaginal birth. For most mothers, things are roughly equal by the 4-6 week point. If it is taking longer than that, consider a visit to your OB to be sure things are ok. ...Read more
Not really: The fact that your overdue, in and of itself, does not necessarily put you at increased risk for a C-section. However, being over 35 (AMA: advanced maternal age) does increase your risk of one somewhat. The overdue factor and AMA status is not a good combination though when it comes to avoiding surgery. ...Read more