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What Is An Emergency C-Section-

Hi ladies!

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.


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.

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