C-Section Delivery – An Overview

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 29 percent of births will likely happen by cesarean section by 2030. Cesarean section or C-section is a birthing process where a doctor delivers the baby by incisions in a pregnant mother’s abdomen and uterus.

A C-section can be elective (by choice) or mandatory when it is done for medical reasons, such as to save the mother and child’s life. Even so, it carries more risks than a vaginal delivery. As such, it’s advisable that pregnant mothers only go under the knife when it’s necessary.

Some maternal risks associated with C-section delivery include excessive blood loss, blood clots, and injury to other organs like the bowel or bladder. Also, some women can have adverse reactions to anesthesia. Furthermore, a C-section exposes a person to complications during future pregnancies, not to mention the increased likelihood of needing cesarean deliveries.

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