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An emergency C-section is one that happens very quickly due to immediate concern for the health of the mother and/or baby. The goal is that no more than 30 minutes pass between the decision to. Reasons for an Emergency C-section If you need an emergency C-section, your doctor has decided that you or your baby are in dire stress and immediate delivery is the only option. Possible reasons.

Mothers can give some infections, like HIV and active herpes, to the baby during a vaginal delivery. If you have certain conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure, a C-section may be safer. Learn more about the reasons behind emergency C-sections, and what to expect if you need to get one.

Reasons for an Emergency C-Section Doctors give the go-ahead for an emergency C-sections if. A c-section, or cesarean section, is surgical delivery of a baby through incisions in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. In some circumstances, a c-section is scheduled in advance. In others, the surgery is needed due to an unforeseen issue. If you or your baby is in imminent danger, you’ll have an emergency c-section.

A few factors that might necessitate a C-section include: Certain medical conditions. You have a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease that makes vaginal delivery dangerously stressful to your body (and a cesarean birth is a safer option). Infections.

About 1/3 of newborns in the United States are delivered by cesarean section, or C-section.That’s when the baby comes out through a cut in the mother’s belly and uterus rather than going. Usually C-sections are only performed in emergency situations, though it isn’t uncommon for mothers to ask for a C-section. There is an appeal of knowing exactly what time the baby is coming and having everything sort of neatly packaged accordingly.

However, one factor that often goes overlooked is the husband’s role in a C-Section. A C-section may be recommended out of medical necessity, but the decision to do one may also be rushed out of convenience for the doctor, hospital, or patient, he says. Other reasons why a. 1. A C-Section Is Not as Traumatic the Second Time Around.

Let’s just lay it out there: An emergency C-section isn’t the dream outcome when you go into labor. You’re tired, you’re scared, and you’re in pain. You feel completely out of control. A planned C-section is a different cup of tea altogether.

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During the first visit details about the child birth are enquired, any complaints about heavy bleeding per vaginum, convulsions, abdominal pain, fever, bowel and bladder functions, sleep and lactation is elicited.

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Women who have cesarean sections have more infections after the birth (usually in the uterus, bladder, or incision, and including infections resistant to antibiotics), more pain, longer recovery periods, and a greater chance of being rehospitalized.

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General anesthesia may be needed unexpectedly and quickly for emergency procedures at any stage of pregnancy, such as to repair injury that results from an accident or domestic violence or to perform an appendectomy.

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A caesarean section (CS) performed in the second stage of labour carries a greater risk of maternal morbidity, including haemorrhage and blood transfusion, bladder trauma, tears in relation to the uterine incision, and a potential for requiring intensive care.

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For emergency cesarean with no epidural in place, a general anesthetic may be chosen because it can be established the most quickly.

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Maternal patients recovering from an EXIT procedure have potential postoperative complications similar to a cesarean section, including wound dehiscence, infection, bleeding, and urinary retention.

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Here’s the basic rundown, whether you have an elective or an emergency C-section.

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Caesarean section is performed either under general or epidural anaesthesia.

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You’ll get a chance to view the triage/registration area, family waiting rooms, the labor and delivery wing, and the postpartum floor—if the hospital offers both LDRs and LDRPs, ask to see both.

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Thus, women attempting a vaginal birth after caesarean section should deliver in a hospital where there are facilities for close monitoring of maternal and fetal wellbeing; ready accessibility to an operating theatre; an experienced obstetric, anaesthetic and paediatric team; and blood transfusion services.

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  • A week ago I was 40 weeks pregnant for the first time and my OB had me induced, I was in labor without epidural from 8pm-6:30am the next day, my doctor told me the baby wasn’t descending and that I was “failure to progress”, I told her I didn’t want a c section, if I could reach 10 cm and try pushing first (I was at 5cm at that point) but she said I needed to get one because if the baby hasn’t descended by now that he won’t be able to even if I reach 10cm dialated and pushed. So I unfortunately got the C section, I felt bad like I failed in a way. Even though I experience contraction pains, and my water even broke on it’s own, I still felt less of a woman for not pushing the baby through my vagina. I know I shouldn’t feel that way, but I do. I plan on having a VBAC next pregnancy as long as I qualify. I’m scared to go through pregnancy again to just end up having another c section. I hated the experience, and the recovery (which I’m still going through right now).

  • My first Labour there was not any contractions and my doctor said that l have a 50% to have a c section and asked me if I want try to have a vaginal birth and I said of course I tried to induce Labour naturally but there was nothing until she gave me a bill to induce Labour after I finished 9 month and 2 days and the contractions begins and it was so harsh there was not any gab between them and it begins so heavy and I was in pain for 10 hours but I was just 2 cm and at last I had a c section and now I am pregnant and I supposed to have a 3 year difference between two delivery at the end of my pregnancy. The question is can I go through vbac? Please answer my question because I really want to have a natural Labour.

  • Hi Bridget..i had my 1st c-section after a water break and 15hr of labour pain, at the end of 15hrs my gyneac comes and asks me whether there is an urge to push the baby. Earlier a junior Doc had assessed me and told not to push; bcz of which i told them i dont feel like and at that time i was somewhere btwn 9-10 cm dilation. Even at that stage my dr told me we cannot wait anymore will go for emergency C-section. Is this one kind of failure to progress situation? I am 36weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby and my 1st baby is 2yrs and 9 months now. Last day my care provider checked me and told that she dont see any signs of natural labor thus is fixing a day for C-section 10 days before my EDD. Can i aak her to wait till my EDD?

  • Absolutely LOVEyour videos and al of the topics you discuss! I was wondering if you could make a video or share your opinion about breastfeeding while pregnant. I’m hearing mixed reviews about it. Thanks!

  • Thanks Bridget. My little one is four months old and with the help of a great midwife I managed to give birth naturally… Doctors had almost given up on me after 36 hrs of painful surges. Failure to progress in early labor. Now I know that I had never managed to feel safe and relaxed in my environment. I will eternally be thankful for that midwife who helped me progress in the end…

  • Hi Dr Bobby

    Awesome content! I was wondering if it is possible to work part time as an anesthesiologist. I know the work life can be demanding for an anesthesiologist, so is that an option to prevent burn out?

  • thank you! i am running out of your videos to watch. they have all been so helpful in decreasing my anxiety. im a FTM at 36w3d now. i love the podcasts too!

  • I’ll be 40 weeks on Thursday Aug 27th but my doctor recommends to do a c section since my son has not even began to drop and there is no sign of dilation…im not sure if i should hold off for the extra 2 weeks or just go ahead and go through the surgery…any advice?

  • Bridget! Please answer. What birth ball size do you recommend? I saw that there are 2 sizes for the amazon link you provided. I wanted to purchase one, currently 36 weeks! ❤️

  • I had a c section after 17 hours of labor. I was fully dilated and 100% thinned out but my pelvis was too narrow to allow the baby to drop down. We had 3 significant heart rate drops, down into the single digits, and was finally able to have a c section. All of my progression happened without any sort of medication for labor, I got an epidural after 8 hours. Labor, delivery, and recovery are tough and all women should be praised for what we do! I’ll always be proud to be a C Section Mama ♥️

  • Is there a way to avoid having your baby in a breech position? I know that’s another reason women have to have csections. I’m 25 weeks and I really want to have a natural unmedicated birth!! I’m due October 7 ☺️����

  • I had a c-section and I believe it was due to many of the things you’re describing. I started contracting painfully on day 1 and they were 3-5 mins apart on average. I walked a bit but not enough. Pain Progressively got worse throughout the day/night but the next morning, I was still only almost 4 cm.

    The hospital finally admitted me (which means no more eating) but I got the IV pain med for a nap. That night, still at 4 cm, I elected to get my water broken, then an epidural 2 hours later (could no longer endure the pain, hunger, and challenge breathing knowing I was probably going to go through this much longer). I ended up stuck in bed after this so no more movement.

    Then I got induced…and the next day around 3pm I’d progressed to 9 but was stuck there for about 4 hours. Fully effaced, soft cervix but baby was not far enough down. ��

    I def believe that had I just stayed home and progressed naturally, patiently, no matter how painful, I wouldn’t have ended up with a c-section.

    I’m looking forward to a vbac this time around.

  • Could you talk about failure to descend?? That was the reason for my two c-sections (I was at 10cm and pushing for more than 2 hours)

  • I’m 11 days from my due date, and this was very helpful info!! I’m nervous because I have no idea what to expect, but your videos have been a great resource. Thanks!!

  • Hi Bridget! I love watching your videos. Can you explain what some mamas are talking about when they say they had to get a C-section because their pelvis was too narrow? Can you tell if your pelvis is going to be too narrow before you even get pregnant? I’m very small and my hips are not that big so I’m worried about getting pregnant because of this.

  • My labor was 63 hours total, I went into labor Friday night regular contractions 5-7 minutes apart got sent home after a check was only 1 cm went back Sunday morning at 3cm with very painful contractions got to 5 cm Sunday night got pitocin after hours and hours of no progression early Monday morning the epidural caused a blood patch and was placed in wrong so I started bugging out and they said I was failure to progress at that point I was yelling to get him out.. I wish I found that last bit of strength to continue but I had a csection

  • So happy I watched this, because the Dr. just told me I was going to more than likely have a c section. My baby is due September, but measuring at two weeks ahead. I got scared too death, but you made me feel at ease. Thanks again for this video.

  • Loving your channel.. I’m in my second pregnancy, completed 38 Week. But the ultrasound in 35 week says that my baby is already 7.5 pounds while my first baby was just 6 pounds! But I’ve been doing all the exercises that can help me to have a normal delivery.. Hopefully BLT helps me towards this ��

  • I have to have a hospital birth. I also have a lot of trauma around being in positions of limited power and have had both physical and emotional boundaries violated. So I’m working on strategies to cope with my anxieties around medical care, doctor visits, and my big day at the hospital. Can you provide any information on such coping strategies, from a self-help perspective (since many of us are not going to be able to have a Doula or midwife at this time)?

  • This video appeared 21 days late for me… What you talk about is exactly what happened to me. IT took me a few hours of terrible pain to dilate to 5cm, I had CTG a few times and couldn’t move but when I wanted no one helped me. After seven hours of labour the doctor and midwife said there was no progress, I was barely conscious with pain and exhaustion but wanted to wait, nevertheless they said we needed CC and so after barely fifteen minutes my baby was with me. Yet now I feel like a failure, that I couldn’t do what everyone else could:-(

  • I was diagnosed with GBS on the day my baby was suppose to be induced. (i was 38 weeks already. 11 days earlier than EDB) and my water broke 4 hours into labour. doc said if i have not dilated within 10 hours, i will have to go through c section. i only dilated 2 cm during my 14 hour labour before pushing me into c section. Was there any way i could’ve prevented that from happening? My nurse was very kind and kept finding ways to help me dilate faster, but i failed to do so. I’m looking towards trying for a second baby this year, so i was wondering if i could try for vaginal delivery this time around?

  • I hope the online course comes before October, I am due on October first week. And your videos are so helpful. Eyeing for vbac/water birth here in ������������

  • I wish I could see the aShokan DEP police �� save chocking babies �� and saving babies �� not breathing on their own and delivery babies �� all in front of the aShokan DEP police ��

  • Hi, does anyone know if Bridget has done any videos on stem cell collection from cord blood and placenta encapsulation? I had a quick search but nothing came up? I would love to hear her take on these topics. Thanks!:)

  • Also, I have seen C-sections based soley on EFM and the baby HR staying anywhere between 60-80 BPM for 7 minutes. what are your thoughts on that?

  • I watch your videos all thr time and love them! so, I had my baby last Monday at 40+4. I had a complicated delivery as the baby was not coming out with her head stuck in. Had an episiotomy..vaccume..and they even forced the baby to roll from up by 2 doctors from my sides locking their elbows to wrist and applying full pressure as the baby was at risk with heartbeat going down. I had pushed for 2 hrs by then. (My epidural had stopped it’s effect and I had to go through all this with raw pain as they couldn’t wait for the second to kick in.) I  And then, after delivery the placenta didn’t come out even after trying for 30mins and had to be removed surgically. Then the stitches! I have so many..I was fine for 3 days (with pain killers of course) but now I feel it burning and stinging. No redness or pus. Did anyone had a 3 rd degree episiotomy? How long did it take to heal? Or the pain to go away? I’m in so much pain when I get the burning (it’s not constant and not one of the external stitches, probably internal). I just want to enjoy my baby but I’m always in pain. It was quite a traumatic experience for me. But I think it was necessary to save the baby. How common are these problems? I had no idea about the doctors applying forced pressure on the stomach with that method or about having to surgically remove the placenta!!

  • Every birth I have seen where they rush women into an emergecy c section it’s because the baby was in distress, not specifically because the woman wasn’t dilating or progressing. At least in UK…

  • Hello! First off, I am very much thankful to you for such detailed insight/knowledge on birthing in general. I owe you my confidence in having a natural birth (unless a true emergency occurs for otherwise) and that is all due to you giving us all such valuable information. This is the kind of information EVERY woman should know, it is not enough to blindly trust healthcare providers. We should be educated enough to do our own research to maximum. Once again, thank you very much! I will recommend your channel to other moms ❤️

  • I have a question, if the nurse is pushing for a c section but neither myself or the baby are in distress(what does that even mean for myself??) can I deny a c section? They cant force me right if it’s not an emergency?
    Not sure if you answered that already but I missed it if you did!!

  • I think this was why I had a c section in 2009 with my first baby I was in labor for 14 hours and only dilated to 5��. I am now 38 weeks preggo with my 3rd baby and second c section. I am so happy that my OB is letting me try for a VBAC. She also gave me this info. She said that if she was my OB back then she would have let me labor for longer. I just really hope I have a successful VBAC Thank you so much for your videos

  • I just found your channel and have bing watched all your videos, I am due in November with my first baby �� Thank you for all the great content and information.

  • I am going to be induced tomorrow at 7 am this is my 3rd pregnancy 2 c-sections this time around I’m going to try for a VBAC. I hope everything goes well as I don’t want another c-section. Thank you for all the great information. I’m binge watching all your videos again lol

  • I pushed for 4 1/2hrs and baby ended up being sunny side up. Doctors were adamant about doing a c-section BUT my nurse said no, because she knew baby could come vaginally. My nurse ended up spinning baby and baby came out as a vaginal birth. I feel like SOMETIMES some doctors pressure you into a c-section without trying other options first, but if it is an emergency then of course it’s understandable.

  • Where were you when I had my first c section. I’m having my schedule c section on August and I’m so scare because of my previous experience. I hope this goes well and be a different experience because my first one was emergency. Thank you for explaining everything. God bless you.

  • I am 41 weeks pregnant and been at 1cm for over a week ���� so I’m scheduled for Csec…. My goal was a Vbac I tried to push them to let me wait

  • Also fight or flight is a huge reason why women’s labors slow down. Also Pitocin can cause stronger contractions which can lead to fetal distress. Medical interventions causes complications to happen. The best way to avoid all unnecessary medical interventions is to have a homebirth. Homebirth is safe if not safer than a hospital birth for low risk women.

  • I’ve been following your channel for the last 6 months. I just had my baby last week. I really wanted to avoid a c section and have an unmedicated vaginal delivery. Among other resources, I used the information provided in your videos to help prepare. All my study and preparation paid off. I had a super fast 8 hour labor and delivery on May 16th to a healthy baby boy. Thank you for what you do and inspiring me to trust that my body is built to birth. I had truly wonderful birth experience and I hope the other women watching your videos will too❤️❤️

  • I’ve given birth 2times and both times labor stopped progressing. On the end of the second day I was so exhausted I asked how much longer this will take or if a c-section is necessary ( I didn’t want one at all) they said well go one more hour and see then.. Thankfully they said a c section is not necessary medically. They suggested a epidural and it was the best solution! I slept for maybe 4 hours, could finally rest and regain energy (as I had been awake for two whole days without sleep) and during my sleeping my body was finally aber to relax enough for the contractions to actually work and I dialated from 4,5 cm to 10 while sleeping. In total birth took 37 hours with my first (28 with my second) but I was able to birth vaginally both times �� and now thanks to your video I know it was probably a mental/emotional block I had.. I’m 28weeks pregnant now and trying everything to make this birth go smooth and easy! At least no I know what to work on!! Thank you so much!! ❤️

  • The dizzy broad who told you that you were “lucky” to have a c section, needs to watch the c section surgery. Surgery is the last alternative to vaginal delivery. Some ppl are not very bright. Glad you and baby are doing well.

  • I would like to know your opinion about my case, I hope you can evaluate it since I find your videos very wise. I feel guilty for having accepted the c-section, but I can’t find a clear answer about my condition. I’ve had my waters broken at 8pm or so, with a drop in abundant fluid. My gynecologist told me to go to the emergency. On the way I kept losing a lot of water. Arriving, I was evaluated by a machine that measured possible contractions. After an hour or so, my doctor came and did the tactile evaluation. It turned out that I had no dilation and still no contractions but I was still losing water and even a little blood. My doctor with a worried face told me that if I had some signs of starting the labor, we could wait, but since I do not have them, the safest thing for the baby and for me is to do the c-section. He told me that for lack of water protection we can get an infection and the baby can have fetal distress. I was scared and trusted his diagnosis and agreed, although I was always against unnecessary caesarean and I very much hoped to have it naturally, which my doctor also knew. I want to avoid making a mistake next time. Tell me what you think please.

  • I had a planned C-section in October (baby girl was breech) and they didn’t give me anything strong, just Advil and Tylenol and it was more than fine for me. I’m sorry you ended up having to take something so strong and hallucinated. How scary!!! And OMG yes on the swelling, my legs and feet were GINORMOUS!!!

  • That happened to me. My baby was starting to have decels but I was on CFM and they didn’t want me to get up and move and they decided my baby was in distress and I was not permitted to labor. Now I’m convinced this was NOT necessary, but I’m forever a TOLAC.

  • I’m a lil sad and disappointed I need a lil advice please! I’ve had 2 csections and one normal birth. I’m due in Mids July and my doct is saying I need a csection that I can’t try to have it normal because I’ve already had a csection. And I just want to have my baby normal.

  • Great information Dr. Bobby! I had an emergency c-section with my twins. Induced on Tuesday, epidural on Wednesday because I hadn’t dialated past 2 cm. Thursday babies’ heartbeats were fluctuating. Dr. Has me prepped for c-section. Initially both babies were heads down but the 2nd twin flipped and went back up into my abdomen so she was a breech delivery. Both babies were healthy with good weights. They came home with us!����

  • hello! Labor and delivery nurse here! I have had patients stay at 4cm for 18hrs and I want to research why is that? Also, at my hospital I feel like once the doctors call you six centimeters they want you to dilate quickly or you end up with a C-section. would like your input. thanks!

  • I had to have an Emergency C-Section in July of 2015 for my son, Colton. I was being induced and he went into distress. Thankfully, he was very healthy with only an undescended testicle being the only problem he was born with.