It’s just recently I discovered that C-Section is done under two circumstances - which are:
- Emergency C-Section (about which I am going to discuss today)
- Planned C-Section
As the name itself suggests what an “Emergency C-Section” means, Let’s directly jump on the questions like “why” and “How” a woman ends up in such a situation.
SO LET’S DO THIS
If you need an emergency C-section, or your doctor has decided that you or your baby are in dire stress and immediate delivery is the only option. Possible reasons for an emergency cesarean include:
- Fetal or maternal distress
- Prolapsed umbilical cord (the umbilical cord drops through your cervix into your vagina ahead of your baby)
- Maternal hemorrhage
- Placental abruption (the placenta peels away from the wall of your uterus)
- Uterine rupture (your uterus tears along a previous C-section scar)
Reasons for an Unscheduled C-section
There is a difference between an unscheduled C-section and an emergency C-section, although people often use the terms interchangeably. Unplanned cesareans are still considered urgent, but typically mother and baby aren’t in life-threatening situations. Common causes for an urgent, unplanned C-section could include:
- Labour isn't progressing.
- Contractions are too weak.
- Baby isn’t tolerating labour.
- Baby is sideways or breeches when labour begins.
I guess I have put forward everything in my knowledge to guide you through it. If you are still left with any doubts, then do mention them in the comment section below.
Have a good day or evening ahead.