A caesarean section, more commonly known as C section, is a surgery that is performed to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out of the mother’s uterus by making an incision in the abdomen.
The number of caesarean surgeries performed in the United States is very high every year and one in every four babies is delivered through a C section surgery.
There are several reasons for performing a C section in a woman. It could be due to several health problems a C section may be recommended. This mostly happens with women suffering from severe asthma or wheezing. The position of the baby also matters and if the baby is in breech position then a normal vaginal birth is not possible. In breech babies, the C section surgery is usually conducted at the last moment and is not something which is planned in advance.
Even is vaginal birth sometimes a C section surgery becomes inevitable and the doctors will have to deliver the baby through abdominal incision. This happens when the baby is too big to be delivered through the vagina, or if the baby is stuck in uterus in a weird position.
The basic guidelines for cesarean section delivery is that a C section surgery should be attempted only when the doctor cannot alternatively deliver the baby in a normal way because of underlying health problems of the mother; and if there is a danger to the baby or the mother through normal delivery and other emergencies. C section is also the common procedure adopted to deliver more than one baby.
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