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Is it better to have vaginal or abdominal delivery if morbidly obese?

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Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Vaginal

Vaginal delivery is still considered to be the safest option for most mothers depending on the particulars of her pregnancy.
Morbidly obese gravidas, for a number of reasons, have about a 30% chance of needing a cesarean section. The good news is that 70% will deliver successfully vaginally.

In brief: Vaginal

Vaginal delivery is still considered to be the safest option for most mothers depending on the particulars of her pregnancy.
Morbidly obese gravidas, for a number of reasons, have about a 30% chance of needing a cesarean section. The good news is that 70% will deliver successfully vaginally.
Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler
Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Vaginal

The risks of complications from major abdominal surgery (c-section) increase with obesity.
These include surgical complications, wound healing, infection, blood loss, blood clots (thrombosis), even death compared to a vaginal delivery.

In brief: Vaginal

The risks of complications from major abdominal surgery (c-section) increase with obesity.
These include surgical complications, wound healing, infection, blood loss, blood clots (thrombosis), even death compared to a vaginal delivery.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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