Preparing For Your Scheduled C-Section
When you are preparing for your scheduled c-section you should
be aware of what a caesarian section is and its place in your birthing
plan. A caesarian section, also referred to as a c-section, is a
term used to describe the actual delivery of a baby. The delivery
is done through a surgical incision made in the mother’s abdomen
and into the uterus. There are certain circumstances in which there
will be times that a c-section is going to be scheduled in advance.
There are other times that a caesarian section is done because of
an unforeseen complication.
A caesarian section may not seem to be a serious procedure, but
it is a very serious abdominal surgery that requires a great deal
of consideration. That is the main reason that it is considered
to be more dangerous then a vaginal delivery. The mothers that choose
to have a c-section are most likely to develop an infection or either
excess bleeding not to mention blood clots can also form. Other
situations that could accompany a c-section include a longer stay
at the hospital and most women face a great deal of postpartum pain.
Even though it is not as common any longer, you can also have injuries
to the bladder as well as the bowel.
If this is not your first child, each time you have another caesarian
section, the more likely you are to have complications with your
future pregnancies. Such complications include placenta previa as
well as placenta accretes. Having told you that information that
is exactly why some of the c-sections can not and should not be
prevented. There are many situations in which a caesarian section
is necessary to guarantee the well being of the mother as well as
the baby and sometimes both.
Why would any woman choose to have a planned caesarian section?
There are times that it is going to be very clear that a woman that
is pregnant is going to need to have a c-section even before it
is time for her to actually go into labor. Some of the conditions
that may lead to a c-section are as follows:
- You would have to have a c-section regardless is if you have
had a previous c-section that has a classical incision. You may
also have to have a c-section regardless, if you have had more
than one child delivered by c-section.
- You may have a c-section regardless would be if you have had
the some type of invasive uterine surgery which is known as myomectomy.
- You may have to c-section if you are going to have a multiple
- You may have a c-section if your doctor has advised you will
be delivering a really large baby.
- You may have to have a c-section is that your baby is breech
as time is of the essence to get the baby out quickly.
- You may have to have a c-section if your baby already has a
known illness which will not allow it to be born through a vaginal
Caesarian sections can be a really scary thought however if you
concentrate on preparing for your scheduled c-section, you want
have a problem in the world.