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C-sections: reasons

There are several reasons why some mothers have no choice but to undergo a C-section in order to give birth. These can be pregnancy or labour related reasons. Either way, we at the-pregnancy.net thought it would be a good idea to give you a list of all of the posssible pregnancy and labour related complications that may result in you having to have a C-section.

Newborn after a C-section

Sometimes a C-section in the best birthing method for your baby’s health

They include:

  • Your baby being unable to fit through your birth canal (this can be the result of your baby’s head size or position, the size of your pelvis and/or weak contractions)
  • Placenta previa
  • A previous C-section (though this depends on the type of incision)
  • A breech birth (though not in all cases)
  • A traverse birth
  • An infection in your birth canal, such as a current herpes outbreak of HIV
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • A need to speed up the birthing process. Reasons a quick birth may be necessary include: foetal distress, umbilical cord prolapse, uterine bleeding and if the mother becomes ill. In the event labour needs to be induced, the use of syntocinon can lower your risk of having to have a C-section.

Make sure you talk to your doctor about all of your options and how he will proceed if you need an emergency C-section.

C-section risks

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