Having a baby with Cesarean Pregnancy I C- Section operation

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Emotionally, a woman might long for a vaginal birth or wishes she had gone through labor that ended in a C-section. Although it can be disheartening when the traditional way doesn't work for her delivery, having a C-section does not make the birth of her baby any less special or your efforts any less amazing. It's just that the complications involved might be risky for the mother and the infant. You can finally meet the little one you've been nurturing all this time. Read on to find out how.

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All mothers hope for, is a short labor and delivery with no complications — manageable contractions, some pushing, then a beautiful baby, but the little angel is not so easily welcomed as the mother plans. A C-section is the surgical delivery of a baby that involves making incisions in the mother's abdominal wall and uterus. Generally considered safe, C-sections are at times risks than vaginal births. Apart from that the time taken to recover is more than a normal delivery.

C-sections are for those women who are at risk of complications. It is a procedure to avoid dangerous delivery-room situations and can save the life of the mother and/or baby if at all any emergencies occur. C-sections are done by obstetricians (doctors who care for pregnant women before, during, and after birth) and some family physicians.

A doctor may recommend a C-section delivery in the following cases:
1. the baby is in breech/feet- or bottom-first or transverse/sideways position in the womb.
2. the baby has certain birth defects.
3. the mother has problems with the placenta, such as placenta previa.
4. the mother has a medical condition that could make a vaginal delivery risky for herself or the baby or multiple pregnancies.
5. the mother previously had surgery on her uterus or a C-section.
However there are cases when labor stops or isn't progressing as it should. The placenta separates from the uterine wall too soon or the umbilical cord becomes pinched or enters the birth canal before the baby. If the baby is in fetal distress or the baby's head or entire body is too big to fit through the birth canal, all these cases require emergency C-section surgeries.

Although we are not doctors, it is better to know a bit about the surgery that might take place on the mother. Once the anesthesia is given,, the doctor makes an incision on the skin of the abdomen — either vertically or horizontally. The doctor then softly parts the abdominal muscles to reach to the uterus, where he or she will make another slit in the uterus itself. This slit can also be vertical or horizontal. Once the uterine slit is made, the baby is gently clouted out. The doctor suctions the baby's mouth and nose, then clamps and cuts the body cord (umbilical cord) which attaches the baby with mother. Then, the little one is handed over to the nurses and a pediatrician or other doctor who will be taking care of your newborn for a few minutes.

The obstetrician then removes the placenta from the uterus, closes the uterus with dissolvable stitches, and closes the abdominal incision with stitches or surgical staples that are usually removed, painlessly, a few days later.

Having a C-section may — or may not — affect future pregnancy and delivery. Many women can have a successful and safe vaginal birth after cesarean birth. But, in some cases, future births may have to be C-sections, especially if the incision on the uterus was vertical rather than horizontal. In the case of emergency C-sections, the benefits usually far outweigh the risks. A C-section could save your life or your baby's.

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