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Will a c-section be more complicated if I am overweight?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

There are a few increased risks if you are overweight including a higher risk of infection and slower healing of the cesarean wound.
To help yourself, you can work on eating a balanced diet and exercising before your c-section.

In brief: Yes

There are a few increased risks if you are overweight including a higher risk of infection and slower healing of the cesarean wound.
To help yourself, you can work on eating a balanced diet and exercising before your c-section.
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Richard Lipman
Internal Medicine - Diabetology

In brief: Maybe, depends on wt

Every surgery is more complicated when you are severely overweight.
However, 10, 20 or 30 lbs should not make much difference. We are talking about 75 lbs or more, especially when the fat is around the belly. Pregnancy is not a time to lose weight, if you are pregnant and overweight, now is not the time to lose weight in anticipation of a c section. Do it after delivery.

In brief: Maybe, depends on wt

Every surgery is more complicated when you are severely overweight.
However, 10, 20 or 30 lbs should not make much difference. We are talking about 75 lbs or more, especially when the fat is around the belly. Pregnancy is not a time to lose weight, if you are pregnant and overweight, now is not the time to lose weight in anticipation of a c section. Do it after delivery.
Dr. Richard Lipman
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