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C-section indications!

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A c-section isn’t always an emergency, but it can quickly turn to one! ⁣⁠
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Here are a few indications of why you might need a c-section! ⁣⁠

Some of these are things we know ahead of time and lead to a planned C-section, others can happen during a vaginal birth and will lead to an unplanned one!⁣⁠

  • Placental Abruption – Your placenta detached from your uterine wall⁣.
  • Placenta Previa – Your placenta is blocking the opening to your cervix⁣⁠
  • Suspected Fetal Acidosis – Baby’s heart rate is not reassuring⁣⁠
  • Malpresentation – Baby is in a position (like transverse) that is not conducive to a safe labour⁣⁠
  • Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD) – Your pelvis is too small for baby’s head to fit through⁣⁠
  • Chorioamnionitis – This is an infection of your bag of water and it can affect fetal oxygenation or the health of mama⁣⁠. Not all cases of chorio requite a C-section!⁠
  • Eclampsia (seizures) or Severe Preeclampsia – This can also affect fetal oxygenation or the health of the mama⁣⁠
  • Umbilical Cord Prolapse – When a baby’s umbilical cord prolapses between the head and the cervix⁣⁠
  • Uterine Rupture – This is a rare but scary complication where a hole or tear forms in your uterus⁣⁠
  • Failure to dilate (stalled labor) or descend (pushing for a long time) – another factor that can impact fetal oxygenation or health of mama⁣⁠
  • Previous C-section(s), and mom does not desire VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) due to a magnitude of reasons⁣⁠
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    There are others, too! C-section mamas, tell me your story! 💕

 

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Claire is our Community Manager here at New Moms Forum. A mom of two (almost grown-up babies), Claire has been building and operating community-based websites for almost 20 years. In her downtime, Claire enjoys spending time with her family and drinking copious amounts of red wine!

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