Every woman hopes to have a safe natural birth. However, like in most cases, this too is not in our hands and there are some conditions under which a Vaginal Birth can mean danger. In such occasions, c-sections are preferred or even necessary. Here are early signs that indicate you might need a c-section surgery. Read on and beware!
1. You had a previous c-section
Although this might be a little hard to believe, turns out it is true. Moms who have had a c-section or any other abdominal surgery are offered the option of a c-section for every pregnancy after. However, that does not mean vaginal birth is impossible among them.
2. You have issues with your placenta
Placenta previa is a common condition which occurs among a few women, in the third trimester. In this condition, the placenta lies low in your uterus, blocking the cervix. This can lead to excess bleeding during delivery. In this case, doctors normally prefer to play it safe and opt for a c-section.
3. If you have an infection
In case of infections like HIV or herpes, your doctor will recommend a c-section as the infection can easily get transmitted to the fetus during a vaginal birth.
4. If you are carrying multiples
In case you are carrying multiples (twins, triplets or more) who are sharing the amniotic sac or are poorly positioned, your doctor will probably recommend a C-section for the safety of both you and your babies.
5. Your baby is in the wrong position
In case your baby is in the breech position for a long time, your doctor might advise you for a c-section. In fact, c-section is the only option for breech position babies who simply won’t budge.
6. Your baby has been diagnosed with a birth defect
In case your baby has a medical condition, diagnosed in the womb, your doctor will opt for a c-section in order to prevent further complications.
7. You have a medical condition
In case you have a pre-existing medical condition, the stress from labour pain could worsen the condition. In this case, your doctor might suggest a c-section.
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