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What is cesarean birth?

What is cesarean birth?

Surgical delivery: Rumored to have been the way julius cesar was born, the process of surgically removing a baby from the womb for delivery is called a cesarean section. ...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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I had a cesarean birth 12 days ago on dec 1.today when I checked my weight,I lost 12kg.is this normal in such a short interval after giving birth?

I had a cesarean birth 12 days ago on dec 1.today when I checked my weight,I lost 12kg.is this normal in such a short interval after giving birth?

Wt post partum: The wt loss varies of course. The pounds or kg lost includes baby, placenta, blood in placenta and blood lost, amniotic fluid, calories not consumed, milk if nursing, and water weight as you excrete retained water. ...Read more

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Can I ask for a cesarean section if I am giving birth to a big baby?

Can I ask for a cesarean section if I am giving birth to a big baby?

Yes: You should always feel welcome to ask for anything. Some docs may be willing to perform elective primary csections, others may not. Choosing a csection based on estimated fetal size is tenuous simply because estimates of fetal size are notoriously inaccurate late in the 3rd trimester. Acog has guidelines suggest a csection is appropriate when the estimated fetal weight is 10 to 11 lbs or more. ...Read more

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3 days old son (cesarean birth) has stuffy, runny nose. What should I do? Can i put any drops for him?

3 days old son (cesarean birth) has stuffy, runny nose. What should I do? Can i put any drops for him?

Nasal saline: A generous amount of nasal saline drops can be pushed into the nose and retrieved with a suction bulb to clear the nasal passages.It is available over the counter in the pharmacy section of most stores. ...Read more

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I just had twin boys via cesarean section and got the mirena iud as birth control I've had it for almost 2 month. And have been experiencing bleeding non stop no pain or anything just annoying bleeding is this cuz of my cesarean or cuz my iud?

I just had twin boys via cesarean section and got the mirena iud as birth control I've had it for almost 2 month. And have been experiencing bleeding non stop no pain or anything just annoying bleeding is this cuz of my cesarean or cuz my iud?

The IUD: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a progestin only method. As such, irregular bleeding is very common. For the first 3 to 6 months with Mirena (levonorgestrel) • Your period may be less predictable than usual • Bleeding and spotting may increase and continue to be irregular. Periods over time may become shorter, lighter or even stop • Your periods may stop altogether for as long as you have Mirena (levonorgestrel) ...Read more

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What to do if I have vaginal birth after cesarean?

What to do if I have vaginal birth after cesarean?

VBAC: Vaginal birth after C-section is generally not recommended due to the increased risk of uterine rupture during labor and delivery. It would be wise to labor in a medical facility if one plans to proceed with a VBAC delivery. ...Read more

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Why do you think the rate has increased on cesarean vs. vaginal birth in recent years?

Why do you think the rate has increased on cesarean vs. vaginal birth in recent years?

Variety of causes: We now have better ways of monitoring labor, leading to early detection of cord abnormalities (neck wraps or knots) that mean higher risk of brain damage if labor continues. We have a greater expectation of a perfect birth (no forceps marks, bruised babies, etc)We have >50% of the litigating attorneys in the world in the US who want something to do. OB's are one of the groups most often targeted ...Read more