What Is C/S?
C/S means “Cesarean Section” which is a surgical procedure done in a pregnant woman in order to deliver her baby.
What Are The Reasons For C/S?
They are divided into 3 main groups
I. Mother and Child
II. Maternal Reasons
III. Child Reasons
1. Mother and Child Reasons
• FetoPelvic Disproportion
Don’t run…let me explain;
This simply means that the babies head cannot pass through the mothers pelvis (Birth canal).
– It occurs mainly in first time pregnancies.
– Attempt to push can be fatal.
2. Mother Reasons
• Previous Surgeries on the Womb:
– Surgeries on the womb such as C/S or fibroid removal leaves scars on the walls of the womb and weakens it.
– The pressure of pushing can lead to the scars breaking causing severe bleeding.
That’s why C/S is advised.
• Birth Canal Obstruction
– Sometimes there might be some tumours blocking the babies birth canal.
– Instead of letting the baby suffer and die because its way has been blocked, a C/S is advised
• Maternal Diseases
– Diseases such as Diabetes makes the babies bigger than normal making the birth canal too small for them to pass through.
– Forcing natural birth might harm the baby, so C/S is advised.
• Previous Vaginal Surgeries
– The child is able to come out of the vagina because it’s elastic but when surgical procedures such as Circumcision, “Vaginal Tightening” etc. These procedures reduce the elasticity of the vagina and in such case the baby can’t come out.
3. Child Reasons
• Fetal Distress
– Its an emergency and it means the baby needs to come out immediately.
– Once the doctor notices that the child is not breathing well, moving well, he would advise for C/S because it wouldn’t make sense passing a child under stress through stress.
• Mal Presentation
– The baby normally comes out with the head but there are times the baby might have the buttocks, legs, hands first and in that situation, a C/S is advised to avoid complications.
HAVING A C/S DOES NOT MAKE YOU LESS A WOMAN!
Stop the stigmatization!!!
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Culled from @Sports_Doctor2