What is a Caesarean section?
Caesarean section is the surgical procedure for the delivery of a baby through a cut (incision) in the mother’s belly (abdomen) and uterus to take her baby through it.
Reasons for an unplanned Caesarean delivery
Conditions for a planned C-section
In some conditions, it’s clear that a woman will need a caesarean even before she goes into labor. It includes:
The C-section procedure
C-section is performed under epidural or spinal block, which numbs the lower half of the woman-s body. Nowadays, general anaesthesia is rarely given except in emergency situations. An IV drip is started and a catheter is inserted to drain urine during the procedure. The surgeon makes a small horizontal incision above the pubic bone (called a bikini cut), and another incision in the lower section of the uterus. The baby is then delivered and handed to the paediatrician for immediate care and the surgeon removes the placenta from woman. Wounds are closed and the patient is shifted to the recovery room.
Aftercare of C-section
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