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What do they mean by planned or elective c sections?

What do they mean by planned or elective c sections?

Not an emergency: Often a c section is done as an emergency due to fetal distress or some complication. Elective c section is planned due to known risks to mother or baby. A common reason for an elective c section is history of previous c section. ...Read more

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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean section is also known as Csection. 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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Would you go to a midwife who condoned elective c-sections?

Would you go to a midwife who condoned elective c-sections?

Elective csections: Are acceptable and can be scheduled, the american college of obgyn said once a pt has been counseled of the risks and benefits she can have an elective c-scetion. I do elective c-sections in my patients after I have done the above if they desire it. I would not go to a midwife who does vbacs- ( that should only be done by a doctor) or one who does home births as i no one can predict the future. ...Read more

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Would you want a doctor who did lots elective c-sections?

Would you want a doctor who did lots elective c-sections?

Check standards: There are general percentages for c-section with some variability in different parts of the country. An OB with a significantly higher rate (make sure this is a true figure and not some competitive information) might be doing it out of habit, fear of malpractice, convenience, or money. If you are certain of the data, you mighjt consider another ob. ...Read more

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I have already had my period, but I am bleeding again. What could this be caused from? I have had two c-sections in the past. One was an emergency and the other was planned. I have a boyfriend and we have been together for over a year now. I have my p

I have already had my period, but I am bleeding again.  What could this be caused from? I have had two c-sections in the past.  One was an emergency and the other was planned.  I have a boyfriend and we have been together for over a year now.  I have my p

Irregular : Irregular bleeding can be caused by fluctuations in hormones or multiple other causes. If you think there is any chance you could be pregnant and that it is spotting, then please take a pregnancy test. Please be sure that your pap smear is up to date. If you have continued irregular bleeding you will need a complete gynecological evaluation. If you have pain, increased bleeding, light-headedness or fainting then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Hi im pregnant best time for elective cesarean section wich week ?

Hi im pregnant best time for  elective cesarean section wich week ?

39 weeks: For any "elective delivery" be it a c-section or vaginal delivery, one should wait until 39 completed weeks. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive c-sections?

What are the chances of having consecutive c-sections?

Depends: It depends on how many c-sections and why you had them. In general, after two c-sections the risks get higher and higher. If you had a c-section for breech or abnormal position, your risk of a second c-section is lower. If you had one because your cervix didn't dilate or the baby wouldn't come down, your risk is higher. ...Read more

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How many c sections can a woman safely have?

How many c sections can a woman safely have?

1-2.: The first pre-labor cesarean section is extremely safe. A second may be safely performed in most cases. 3 or more c-sections are exponentially more dangerous for the mother - with placenta previa and accreta increasing in frequency rapidly. If you are one of the 50% of U.S. Women that will only have up to 2 children, 1-2 pre-labor c-sections may be your best bet - discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I've had five c-sections could I have another one?

I've had five c-sections could I have another one?

Yes: The risk for complications with each cesarean is slightly higher after the second cesarean. That risk is not significantly different after the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight. Several studies have suggested that the risk does go up again after the ninth cesarean. ...Read more