Cesarean Section | NorthShore

You are at risk for perineum tearing from a vaginal delivery. If you are pregnant and think you may have been infected recently, tell your doctor right away. •   An overly large baby (macrosomia). A premature infant may have to be delivered by cesarean section due to fetal or maternal complications. Genital herpes sores usually appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth. In the advanced stages of pregnancy, the standard error of measure of an ultrasound varies by +/- 2 weeks and fetal weight estimates can be off by as much as 2 pounds in either direction.

The blisters break open and turn into oozing, shallow sores that take up to 3 weeks to heal. Rather, they state the medical circumstances where one is recommended and where one is not, and discuss the options that are available when a woman has a preference for a caesarean over a vaginal birth. The c-section was a hundred times easier. Doctors will perform a cesarean when the low-lying placenta partially or completely covers the cervix (placenta previa). Although this is not exceptionally high, it is higher than the chance of dying from a vaginal delivery. •  Your cervix must be soft and ready to open (dilate).

You are carrying more than one baby (multiple pregnancy). The combination of these risks in the setting of a litigious society has resulted in many physicians not offering an attempt at a vaginal birth after a previous c-section (VBAC). These may include nausea, vomiting, and a bad headache. These may include nausea, vomiting, and a bad headache. Perhaps the baby was in a difficult position, such as posterior or face presentation. Birth certificates are highly accurate for administrative data like parents’ names or numerical data like weight or Apgar scores.

Cesarean deliveries are performed for a variety of reasons ranging from maternal choice to clear medical indications necessary for ensuring optimal maternal and neonatal outcomes (2). One thing that a woman has to keep in mind is that a c-section is surgery and is not without basic surgical risks, however low they may be. Furthermore, it has been reported that a fairly stable rate of fetal death of 0.6 per 1000 live births occurs from 33 weeks to 39 weeks of gestation. The blisters break open and turn into oozing, shallow sores that take up to 3 weeks to heal. These include: placental abruption, where the placenta separates from the uterine wall too soon, decreasing the baby’s oxygen supply, placenta previa, where the placenta is too low in the uterus and blocks the cervix and birth canal. A catheter tube is placed in your bladder to keep it drained throughout the surgery.

This helps to protect them against conditions such as allergies. One argument against this procedure is the fact that once the membranes have been ruptured there is no turning back. Today, ACOG has determined and recommended that unless there is a visible lesion at the time of birth, a vaginal birth is acceptable. Placenta previa occurs when the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix, thus blocking the passageway of the baby. A breech birth (also called as bottom – down position) refers to the birth of a baby in a breech presentation. As the lifecourse model posits that perinatal health is influenced by cumulative effects of events across the lifespan as well as intergenerational effects (9), preconception health has become an increasingly important concern for researchers and practitioners alike.

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and Pinterest. Another 12% of c-sections are performed to deliver a baby in a breech presentation: buttocks or feet first. Many hospitals have a policy of elective caesarean section at 38 weeks gestation for all breech presentations. I didn’t get this with our son because he was having a slight trouble breathing. However, more studies are showing that VBACs are actually safer than having another C-section. You may want to talk to your doctor about reasons for and against a planned C-section.

Genital Herpes and I found about both when i found out I was pregnant. The operative technique performed is made chiefly on the basis of the individual experience and preference of operators, the characteristics of patients, timing and urgency of intervention.