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Cesarean Delivery Treatment in Bharatpur
What is Cesarean Delivery?
A cesarean delivery is a surgical procedure in which a fetus is delivered through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus.
Why is a cesarean delivery performed?
A cesarean birth may be medically necessary for the following reasons:
- Labor is not progressing.
- There is a fetal emergency or concern.
- The fetus has hydrocephalus, or excess fluid on the brain.
- The fetus is in the breech or transverse position.
- The baby is too large to travel through the cervix.
- The mother has a contagious virus, such as herpes and HIV.
- The mother has complicating conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- The mother has a uterine condition or a fibroid obstructing the cervix.
- There are abnormalities in the placental or umbilical cord.
- The mother has previously given birth via cesarean delivery.
What are the risks?
A cesarean delivery comes with risks, as with any serious procedure.
Potential problems the mother can experience include:
- Wound infection
- Blood loss
- Blood clots
- Injury to an organ, such as the bowel or bladder
- Adverse reactions to medication or anesthesia
- Potential complications during future pregnancies
Some women may also experience endometritis, an infection of the lining of the uterus.
Risks to the infant include surgical injury and breathing difficulties, such as transient tachypnea or respiratory distress syndrome.
Cesarean Delivery Procedure
In a cesarean delivery, a cut is made across the abdomen and womb while the mother is under an epidural or spinal anesthetic. Only in few cases is the mother under general anesthesia. The cut is normally between 10 and 20 centimeters (cm) in length.
With the epidural or spinal anesthesia, the lower body of the mother will remain pain-free despite not being unconscious, although they may experience a tugging or pulling sensation.
A drape is sometimes set up to block the view of the operation for the mother, as this could cause distress despite not being painful. Some hospitals allow the use of a drape that you can see through. Talk with your doctor to see if this is an option at your hospital. The birth doctor, or obstetrician, and midwives will keep the mother informed about progress as they operate.
Women who have undergone a cesarean delivery with previous deliveries may be candidates for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC). However, this option is not recommended for all women and should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
Cesarean delivery may be planned in advance or unplanned for a multitude of reasons.