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.
Abdominal delivery. A cesarean birth is when the baby is delivered via an incision on the uterus through the abdomen.

Related Questions

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...

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...
Yes. You can ask anything. However, various hospital protocols or your insurance company may require you to go through at least a brief period of labor before the doctor could proceed.This is something i encourage you to discuss with your physician. Read more...

I had a cesarean birth 10 days ago. Getting fever only when I take hot bath else am doing fine. What is the cause? I don't have any pain.

Fever post c/s. If you are taking your temperature right after a hot bath , it may be higher because the heat transfers from the bath to your skin/body just like in a sauna. Take it 30 to 45 minutes afterward,when your cooler.. Check for burning on urination or breast/abd pain. If it is true fever and is there 30 minutes to 1 hour after the bath, it should be evaluated.Call you doctor in the morning and discuss. Read more...
How much? You should not have fever at all.If you do it suggests fver severe or maybe breastsengorged. Read more...

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

Not necessary... But you can use a bulb suction device to clear his nostrils. You can also put a drop or two of warm salt water in a nostril and then use the suction device. Noisy breathing is common in newborns simply because they're nostrils are so small. Read more...
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...
Thanks for asking! It is ok to put some saline drops in your baby's nose and suck them back out with the suction bulb. If your child has a fever, he or she needs to be seen immediately. Read more...