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What is Cesarean Section?
Cesarean delivery (C-section) is a surgical procedure that involves incisions in the abdomen and uterus to deliver a baby. If you have pregnancy complications or have had a previous C-section and aren’t interested in having a vaginal birth after your cesarean, a C-section may be scheduled ahead of time (VBAC). However, the need for a first-time C-section is sometimes not apparent until labor has begun. Knowing what to expect during a C-section, both during the procedure and afterward, can help you prepare if you’re expecting.
How is C-section performed?
A cesarean section is an operation to deliver a baby. It involves making a cut in the front wall of a woman’s abdomen (tummy) and uterus (womb). A C-section is usually carried out under a regional anesthetic, where the lower part of your body is numbed. It usually takes 30-45 minutes.
What are the types of cesarean sections?
The types of C-sections are:
Traditional Cesarean section: A long, vertical incision is created in the midline of the abdomen during a traditional Cesarean section (C-section).
Lower uterine segment Cesarean section (LUCS): An incision is created right above the pubic hairline, just above the bladder, for this type of C-section. This is one of the most used C-section delivery procedures nowadays.
Cesarean hysterectomy: The uterus is removed during the same surgery as the C-section delivery in a Cesarean hysterectomy.
Cesarean Section may be transverse (the usual) or vertical in the following conditions:
the presence of lateral varicosities
constriction ring to cut through it
deeply engaged head
The location of an LSCS is beneficial for the following reasons:
the peritoneum is more loosely attached to the uterus
contraction is less than in the upper part of the uterus
healing is more efficient
sutures are intact (less problem with suture loosening)
Most bleeding takes place from the angles of the incision, and forceps can be applied to control it. We At Harsh Hospital & Maternity Home, Surat are committed to helping you in your every need.