Caesarean Section

Is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby or multiple babies. There are a few reasons why a caesarean section would be performed:

  • If a mother and baby are at risk during a natural delivery
  • If the baby is in a breech position {the baby is positioned with its bottom first instead of its head)
  • If the baby is in a transverse position {lying sideways)
  • If the placenta is partially or completely covering the cervix
  • If there are problems with the umbilical cord
  • If the mother has gestational diabetes in some cases

A caesarean can take up to 1 hour for the procedure to be carried out. There are different types of anaesthetics used for this procedure; epidural, spinal block or a general anaesthetic.

The recovery period from a caesarean is around 6 weeks.

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