C-section indications! 💕
A c-section isn’t always an emergency, but it can quickly turn to one!
Here are a few indications of why you might need a c-section!
Some of these are things we know ahead of time and lead to a planned C-section, others can happen during a vaginal birth and will lead to an unplanned one!
🤍 Placental Abruption – Your placenta detached from your uterine wall
🤍 Placenta Previa – Your placenta is blocking the opening to your cervix
🤍 Suspected Fetal Acidosis – Baby’s heart rate is not reassuring
🤍 Malpresentation – Baby is in a position (like transverse) that is not conducive to a safe labor
🤍 Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD) – Your pelvis is too small for baby’s head to fit through
🤍 Chorioamnionitis – This is an infection of your bag of water and it can affect fetal oxygenation or the health of mama. Not all cases of chorio requite a C-section!
🤍 Eclampsia (seizures) or Severe Preeclampsia – This can also affect fetal oxygenation or the health of mama
🤍 Umbilical Cord Prolapse – When baby’s umbilical cord prolapses between the head and the cervix
🤍 Uterine Rupture – This is a rare but scary complication where a hole or tear forms in your uterus
🤍 Failure to dilate (stalled labor) or descend (pushing for a long time) – another factor that can impact fetal oxygenation or health of mama
🤍 Previous C-section(s), and mom does not desire VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) due to a magnitude of reasons
There are others, too! C-section mamas, tell me your story! 💕
This post is by: mommy.labornurse
Photo by: taviaredburn
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