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Lower Segment Caesarean Section

  • A c-section is a surgical procedure where your baby is delivered by making an incision in your abdomen and uterus.
  • A c-section may be necessary to ensure the health and safety of you or your baby. In certain situations, a c-section is considered safer than vaginal birth.
  • The expert consultants at Nimai's Borneo Mother and Child Hospitals may recommend scheduling a c-section if there are complications during pregnancy that increase the risks associated with vaginal birth.
  • If your pregnancy is progressing well and there are no medical indications for a c-section, it is generally recommended to give birth vaginally.
  • Complications during pregnancy: If you've had a previous c-section or surgeries on your uterus, the risk of complications increases with each c-section. However, some women can have a vaginal birth after a c-section (VBAC).
  • Placenta problems: Issues like placenta previa, where the placenta covers the cervix, can cause dangerous bleeding during vaginal birth. Since the placenta supplies the baby with nutrients and oxygen, a c-section may be safer in such cases.
  • Infections: If you have infections like HIV or genital herpes, there is a risk of passing them to your baby during vaginal birth. Therefore, a c-section is considered safer.
  • Medical conditionsy: Conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure can make vaginal birth risky. Diabetes can harm your organs, while high blood pressure can strain your heart and lead to complications during pregnancy.
  • Multiple pregnancies: If you're carrying twins, triplets, or more, there may be complications that affect both the babies and the process of labor and birth.
  • Labor difficulties: If your labor is slow, stops progressing, or your baby is very large, a c-section may be necessary. Similarly, if your baby isn't in the head-down position or there's an issue with the umbilical cord, a c-section can be safer.
  • Distressed baby: If your baby isn't receiving enough oxygen or their heartbeat is irregular, a c-section may be performed.
  • Birth defectss: In certain cases, if your baby has severe birth defects like hydrocephalus (fluid buildup in the brain), a c-section might be the best option.
  • These are some of the medical reasons that may necessitate a c-section. The experts here will assess your specific situation and determine the most appropriate method of delivery for you and your baby.

    If your healthcare provider suggests scheduling a c-section, ask these questions:
  • Why do I need to have a c-section?
  • Is there a health issue with me or my baby that requires an earlier delivery, or can we wait closer to 39 weeks?
  • What potential problems can a c-section pose for both me and my baby?
  • What can I expect during my recovery after the c-section?
  • Will I be able to have a vaginal birth in future pregnancies?
  • Asking these questions will help you get a deeper insight about the reasons behind the recommendation and the possible implications for you and your baby. It's important to have open communication with your provider to make informed decisions about your birth plan.

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Here's a breakdown of what each term generally refers to: Introduction: Childbirth is a natural process, but sometimes, certain factors can complicate it. One such complication is Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD), which occurs when the baby's head is larger than the mother's pelvis, making it difficult for the baby to pass through the birth canal. In this blog post, we will delve into the causes, signs, and management of CPD, offering insights into this relatively common issue in childbirth.

What is Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)? Cephalopelvic Disproportion, commonly referred to as CPD, occurs when there is a mismatch between the size of the baby's head and the mother's pelvis. This size discrepancy can impede the baby's descent through the birth canal during labor, leading to prolonged labor or difficulties in vaginal delivery.

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