Emergency C-Section Why They are Needed and What to anticipate


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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)?