Choice - Natural childbirth or caesarean section

Choice - Natural childbirth or caesarean section

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Natural childbirth and caesarean section

The dream of every woman - fast, easy, painless childbirth. So today, many mothers waiting for their first child and experiencing the fear of natural childbirth, would like to give birth by caesarean section.

Caesarean section may be planned and emergency (when serious complications arise in the process of natural childbirth).

The indications for planned caesarean section are the following factors:

  • anatomically narrow pelvis or abnormalities in the structure of the pelvis;
  • intestinal-genital and genitourinary fistulas in a pregnant woman;
  • pronounced varicose veins in the vaginal area;
  • complete placenta previa;
  • a scar on the uterus;
  • breech presentation, or malposition;
  • large fruit;
  • previa umbilical cord loops;
  • expressed fetoplacental insufficiency;
  • diseases in which the natural childbirth contraindicated (heart disease, myopia, epilepsy, diabetes, etc.);
  • prolonged pregnancy when untrained birth canal;
  • anomalies in the development of the uterus, scars or tumors of the cervix, vagina and perineum.

Emergency Caesarean section is performed in the following cases:

  • premature rupture of membranes or fetoplacental insufficiency with no effect by birth-excitation for 2-3 hours;
  • premature detachment of normally or situated low placenta;
  • starting uterine rupture or threat;
  • acute fetal hypoxia;
  • incorrect position or presentation of the fetus;
  • eclampsia of pregnant or growth of preeclampsia are not treatable;
  • size mismatch pelvis mother and the baby's head during childbirth;
  • weak contractions.

The main contraindications for cesarean section are intrauterine fetal death, incompatible with the life malformations of the baby and the presence of severe infectious diseases in pregnant women.

The consequences of caesarean section

Caesarean section - an operation, during and after which there can be serious complications: bleeding,  the development infection or adhesions in the abdominal cavity. Is it dangerous a caesarean section? In this case, as with any surgery, there is always a risk to injure internal organs, and in very rare cases - the baby.

After surgical delivery woman's body is restored longer than after vaginal delivery. In the early days of the newly-fledged mom hard to move, hard to feed your baby, take him in his arms. In addition, subsequent natural childbirth after cesarean section is not always possible.

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