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Women and Family Care

Cesarean Section

Be sure to read about what to expect with a C-section delivery and C-section recovery at the hospital.

A Cesarean birth (C-section) is the delivery of your baby through incisions made in your abdomen and uterus. All elective c-sections are performed at or after 39 weeks gestation.

A Cesarean delivery is performed when a vaginal delivery risks the well-being of you and/or your baby; about 30% of all deliveries are performed by C-section. Some of the reasons are:

  • Cephalopelvic disproportion: Your baby is too large to fit through your pelvis.
  • Dystocia: The cervix fails to dilate; unsuccessful induction.
  • Fetal distress: Your baby is not getting enough oxygen or has other problems.
  • Malpresentation: A body part other than the baby's head is closest to the cervix.
  • Maternal medical conditions: You have one or more of the following: an active vaginal infection, sexually transmitted diseases, preeclampsia, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease.
  • Multiple birth: You are carrying more than one baby.
  • Placenta abruptio: Your placenta separates from the uterus before baby is born.
  • Placenta previa: Your placenta blocks the cervix.
  • Previous uterine surgery: You have a risk of a uterine scar rupturing.
  • Umbilical cord prolapse: The umbilical cord comes into vagina first.

Be sure to read about what to expect with a C-section delivery and C-section recovery at the hospital.

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