What are the medial reasons to undergo a c-section? You may be curious to find out the answer to this question as you count the months of your pregnancy. Your gynecologist may decide by its end that you need to undergo this operation, so it’s useful to know why they took this decision.
What you don’t know about cesarean section
What is a cesarean section?
– If a natural delivery could put your life or that of your baby at risk, your doctor will inform you that you need to undergo a surgical operation called a cesarean section.
-They may tell you that in advance or urgently during your delivery.
Planned cesarean section
After undergoing the necessary tests, your doctor may find a c-section the best way for your baby’s delivery in certain cases.
Macrosomia: when the baby’s size is too big compared to the size of your pelvis, making it difficult for them to exit. This usually includes babies that weigh over 4.8 kg.
Placenta praevia: when the placenta is attached too close to the cervical opening, causing its obstruction. In this case the cesarean section becomes the right choice.
Ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids: if you’re diagnosed with one of these problems, a natural delivery may become difficult.
Uterine scar: a c-section may become necessary if your doctor find you have uterine muscle weakness due to previous c-sections or a surgery in your intimate area.
Diseases: it’s better to go for a c-section if you suffer from health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, or heart diseases.
Emergency cesarean section
In some cases, you may be surprised to learn that you’ll have to undergo an emergency c-section on the same day of your delivery, but why?
Your cervix hasn’t dilated enough even with the baby’s movement in its direction.
The baby hasn’t advanced enough in the direction of the cervix even with its dilation.
Umbilical cord’s prolapse through the cervix and to the birth canal before the baby does. This could lead to cutting off the baby’s oxygen supply.
Irregular heartbeats of the baby or if their movement stops during delivery.
If you’re bleeding.
Twin pregnancy. One of the two babies may be delivered naturally while the other needs a c-section to their position.