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Q&A: What are some reasons I may need a c-section?

What are some reasons I may need a c-section?

Re: What are some reasons I may need a c-section?

The Bump Expert

A c-section occurs in 32 percent of all deliveries in the US. In a c-section, mom is given anesthesia and the baby is delivered through an incision in her abdominal and uterine walls. Your doctor might say you need a c-section if you have a high-risk pregnancy or if your or baby's health could be jeopardized by a vaginal delivery. Some reasons include placenta previa (the placenta covers the cervix), uterine rupture (a tear in the uterus), baby is breech, fetal distress, preeclampsia and being pregnant with multiples.

Ashley S. Roman, MD, ob-gyn and clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine

Q&A: What are some reasons I may need a c-section?

My aunts and my mother actually had problems passing children through the birth canal (our pelvis doesnt widen in our family for some reason, my one aunt and mom were able to deliver and my other aunt had 2 c sections). I had one scheduled for halloween of 07' but when i went in for my presurgery the night before they said i was in labor, labor ended up being 21 hours just to find out she wouldnt engage in the BC (completely dilated everything), so they ended up doing a c section.

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