What is a C-Section Birth?
A C-section is the delivery of a baby through a surgical abdominal incision. A C-section currently is the most frequent surgery performed on women in the United States.
A C-section is also called: Abdominal delivery; Abdominal birth; Cesarean section.
Why have a C-Section?
A C-section delivery is performed when a vaginal birth is not possible or is not safe for the mother or child.
Surgery is usually done while the woman is awake but anesthetized from the chest to the legs by epidural or spinal anesthesia. During a C-section delivery, an incision is made across the abdomen just above the pubic area, the uterus is opened, the amniotic fluid is drained, and the baby is delivered.
Some of the conditions that could prompt your doctor to recommend a C-section:
Recovery time for C-Section Birth
After a C-section, the mother may experience discomfort as her digestive functions return to normal due to trapped gas. The most common types of discomfort are: itchy scar, pain and burning sensations.
Women who have a C-Section will have to wait about 10 weeks to begin an exercise program.
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