If vaginal delivery is not possible, surgery is called cesarean section, which involves removing the baby by cutting the abdomen and the uterus.
Although cesarean section surgery, which is considered as a normal birth alternative, has some risks for the mother and the baby, it is also a fact that the cesarean section is a life saving operation when the birth does not progress naturally.
Cases Caesarean may be required:
- If the mother is bleeding,
- In cases where your baby does not have oxygen and needs urgent intervention,
- Placenta previa is a condition in which the placenta, which is the “part of the baby” that provides the relationship between the baby (fetus) and the pregnant woman in the mother’s womb, is between the baby and the birth canal (that is, obstructs the birth channel). In this case, the placenta is below the leading part of the baby, ie on the side of the cervix (the mouth of the uterus)
- Placenta previa is a risky pregnancy condition that can cause bleeding in the last period of pregnancy and can put the life of both mother and baby in danger,
- If the baby is in transverse (lateral or diagonal) or in the opposite position in the birth canal,
- If the mother has an uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure due to her pregnancy,
- If your doctor does not have a warm vaginal delivery after cesarean section (SSVD)
- If the baby’s heart rate has slowed down and the mother’s position has changed to correct it, but it does not improve despite drinking more water, taking oxygen, reducing artificial pain,
- If mothers carrying more than one baby, one baby in the transverse position or inexperienced to your doctor about vaginal births plural,
Cesarean birth is necessary. But,
- Some doctors advocate that cesarean section is safer for mother and baby in terms of perineal injury. However, systematic and up-to-date research shows that vaginal birth is much healthier for mother and infant than cesarean section.
- If forceps, vacuum, or episiotomy is not used, the risk of perineal injury in vaginal delivery is very low.
- Cesarean section surgery may also increase the risk of blood clotting, paralysis, surgical injury, infection, pain, separation from the baby, physiological trauma, longer stay in the hospital, emergency uterine surgery and cesarean section and death.
- Cesarean section can cause problems such as increased pelvic pain, intestinal necrosis, infertility and ectopic pregnancy that may be encountered in future pregnancies, placenta previa, uterine rupture.
- Caesarean section surgery increases the risk of surgical injury to the baby. May cause respiratory problems and sucking difficulties.
- In the next possible pregnancy, the mother will increase the risk of encountering problems such as stillbirth, very low birth weight, preterm birth and central nervous system impairment.
- If the mothers had already delivered by cesarean section, the probability of opening cesarean section in the next delivery is very low. However, if the birth is initiated by intervention or if this caesarean scar is up and horizontal, this possibility may increase.
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