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Suffering interstitialcystitis past 1 yr. now 37 weeks pregnant. I want to know the risks associated with vaginal delivery & c-section on my bladder?

Suffering interstitialcystitis past 1 yr. now 37 weeks pregnant. I want to know the risks associated with vaginal delivery & c-section on my bladder?

Some risk: Interstitial cystitis symptoms are caused by the lack of a protective layer in the bladder.This lets irritants get to nerve endings.Delivery should not change this.There is always some risk of bladder damage with a c-section but interstitial cystitis doesn't change this nor does this change interstitial cystitis.The main risk to the bladder with vaginal delivery is to support.This also is the same ...Read more

Dr. Brian Enggano
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Vaginal Delivery (Definition)

Vaginal delivery is the natural method of delivery for humans. A vaginal delivery can be assisted through the use of a vaccum or forceps. The average hospital stay after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery ...Read more


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Should I have vaginal delivery or c-section?

Should I have vaginal delivery or c-section?

Depends.: Factors that will determine the answer to your question: age, weight/height, prior reproductive history, family planning, personal values/hopes/fears, physician advice and any pregnancy complications. If you only want 1-2 children prelabor cesarean sections and btl may be the safest approach for you. If you want 3 children or more, you should probably try to have vaginal delivery if ok with ob! ...Read more

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What are the risks of a vaginal delivery after c-section?

What are the risks of a vaginal delivery after c-section?

Uterine rupture: Any incisions on the uterus from previous myomectomies or a c-sections puts you at risk for a uterine rupture when your contractions start during labor of your next pregnancy. If the old scar opens up, massive bleeding can occur and lead to catastrophic consequences for you and your baby. For this reason, a c-section may be a better option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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If amniotic sac is intact during vaginal delivery or c section, Are chances of AMniotic Fluid Embolisim basically zero chance?

If amniotic sac is intact during vaginal delivery or c section, Are chances of AMniotic Fluid Embolisim basically zero chance?

Yes: Actually, AFE is quite a rare event and, to a degree, independent of a patient's ruptured status. The general idea is that there is a breech and/or permeability of the of the natural blood-amniotic barriers. This allows products of pregnancy to, unaturally, enter the maternal circulation and cause catatrophic events (primarily in the lungs), culminating in death, oftentimes. ...Read more

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Who can have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

Who can  have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

VBAC Candidate: Any patient who has a good chance to deliver vaginally (no previa, prior vag del, nl transverse scar, etc) is a good candidate. But, you need to labor in a facility equipped to perform emergent c-sections in case of dehiscence or rupture of the uterus.Your OB can tell you if you're a good candidate, keep you safe in labor, & have the ability to perform a quick "vaginal bypass" if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How successful is a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

How successful is a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

40: Success rates depends on if you had any other prior vaginal deliveries. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

Is it possible to have a vaginal delivery after a previous c-section?

VBAC: It is and is often a great option! there are limitations and various reasons why a vaginal birth after c/s would be dangerous. If you are interested in vbac then you should share your desire with your provider to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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I have mvp w/ moderate regurgitation. I'm newly pregnant and wondering if i'll be able to have normal vaginal delivery or if c-section is recommended?

I have mvp w/ moderate regurgitation. I'm newly pregnant and wondering if i'll be able to have normal vaginal delivery or if c-section is recommended?

Talk to MFM /Cards: You need to have an appointment with either mfm, cardiology, or better yet, both. Most women with mvp can tolerate labor. You may need another echo at 28-30 weeks of pregnancy to make a final decision. ...Read more

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My wife is 37 weeks pregnant and her platlet count is at 100, at what number does she have to get induced, and is vaginal delivery safe or is c section?

My wife is 37 weeks pregnant and her platlet count is at 100, at what number does she have to get induced, and is vaginal delivery safe or is c section?

Low platelets: This is called third trimester gestational thrombocytopenia due to the peak effects of the placental hormones causing fluid retention and subsequent dilutional low platelets.Nothing to worry about do not let her obstetrician give her any steroids trying to raise her platelets since this will predisposes her for eclampsia. She will be fine and do not worry. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have vaginal delivery after having two c-sections?

Yes: It can be. There is data to support vbac after two prior c sections. The chances of success are dependent on multiple factors such as the reason for the prior c sections and any history of prior vaginal birth. It is becoming difficult to find ob's willing to provide vbac so discuss it early. If this is an option you want, find a provider that will work with you. ...Read more

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Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Pros/cons of c-section vs. assisted vaginal delivery? Baby persistently locked in posterior position, estimated 8lbs+.

Depends: That is a decision that would need to be made in the moment. Many women can deliver vaginally with no problem from the occiput posterior position. If the baby can not be delivered with pushing then options of forceps, vacuum and c section should be considered. The size of the baby, the shape of the pelvis, the position of head and the experience of the doctor are all important considerations ...Read more

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I have a low lying placenta but dr said yes to a vaginal delivery.What are the chances i will have to end up having a c-section?

I have a low lying placenta but dr said yes to a vaginal delivery.What are the chances i will have to end up having a c-section?

Defer to Doctor: You are asking us to completely guess. We do not have the scans nor your history nor an examination. In this case we have to defer to the professional caring for you in person. ...Read more

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Any advice please! c-section vs. Vaginal delivery, which is a safer procedure\?

C section: Medical rumors have it that the c section will preserve the pelvic perineum. Keep the vagina tighter and prevent uterine prolapse in the future medical rumors also say that vagina birth is better for the baby, because of a little squeeze it needs on his lungs, and a lot less drugs in his system. Nature, i think, has already decided the best way to continue. ...Read more

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Is it possible to choose to have a c-section if I want that over a vaginal delivery?

Is it possible to choose to have a c-section if I want that over a vaginal delivery?

It depends: Talk to your doctor about your reasons that you want a section. YOu will experience a longer recovery with a c section, and there are more complications after a csection than a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Is vaginal delivery safe for twins? I read lots of articles wich says it is ok and even better than c-section.

Depends : Vaginsl delivery is the preferred route of delivery for twins but certain criteria must be met to qualify. The list is long and your doctor can help guide you through. ...Read more

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Late 30s. Can i somehow avoid C-section for this and the 2 next pregnancies i'm hoping for? Really want to labor & have vaginal delivery for my babies

Late 30s. Can i somehow avoid C-section for this and the 2 next pregnancies i'm hoping for? Really want to labor & have vaginal delivery for my babies

VBAC: If you've never had a c-section, then unless there is trouble during delivery then vaginal birth should be expected. If you've had a previous c-section then there is controversy about following deliveries and the safety of a vaginal birth. Many obs will default for repeat c-sections because the risk of uterine rupture and other serious complications are high in subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more

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Can low-potassium cause issues during labor/delivery (vaginal or c-section)? I'm healthy but I know my potassium intake is very low. I'm 33 weeks pregnant

Can low-potassium cause issues during labor/delivery (vaginal or c-section)? I'm healthy but I know my potassium intake is very low. I'm 33 weeks pregnant

SHOULD HAVE: LEVEL CHECKED. COMPLICATIONS CAN ARISE. AS A MATTER OF FACT HOSPITALS CHECK FEW BASIC LABS BEFORE ANY SURGERIES, JUST IN CASE MENTION IT TO YOUR DOCTOR ...Read more

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How long after having a c-section should I wait to get pregnant again if I plan on having a vaginal delivery?

How long after having a c-section should I wait to get pregnant again if I plan on having a vaginal delivery?

Why rush?: At age 18 why the rush to get pregnant again? Enjoy this time with your baby. These are important years to maximize the time you spend together and help him or her develop and grow. Consider starting birth control and delaying a second child. Life goes by very fast. Focus on school, education and parenting your baby before making life harder ...Read more

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Complications led to a previous c-section, is it dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery for my new pregnancy?

Maybe...depends...: You are at higher risk when you have an old incision on the uterus whether it be from prior removal of a fibroid or a c-section. The fear is that it may open up causing uterine rupture. With that said, the risk of uterine rupture depends on the location and number of the previous old incision(s). At the same time, there are risks to repeat c-sections as well. Discuss all options with your md. ...Read more

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