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Vaginal Delivery C Section
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40: Success rates depends on if you had any other prior vaginal deliveries. ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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