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Cesarean procedure and delivery

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your belly will be swabbed with an antiseptic, and the doctor will most likely make a small, horizontal incision in the skin above your pubic bone (sometimes called a “bikini cut”).

The doctor will cut through the underlying tissue, slowly working her way down to your uterus. When she reaches your abdominal muscles, she’ll separate them (usually manually rather than cutting through them) and spread them to expose what’s underneath.

When the doctor reaches your uterus, she’ll probably make a horizontal cut in the lower section of it. This is called a low-transverse uterine incision.

In rare circumstances, the doctor will opt for a vertical or “classical” uterine incision. This might be the case if your baby is very premature and the lower part of your uterus is not yet thinned out enough to cut. (If you have a classical incision, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to attempt a vaginal delivery with your next pregnancy.)

Then the doctor will reach in and pull out your baby. Once the cord is cut, you’ll have a chance to see the baby briefly before he’s handed off to a pediatrician or nurse. While the staff is examining your newborn, the doctor will deliver your placenta and then begin the process of closing you up.

Right after surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area where nurses will care for and observe you. You will stay in the recovery area for 1 to 4 hours, and then you will be moved to a hospital room. In addition to any special instructions from your doctor, your nurse will explain information to help you in your recovery.

 

What is a scheduled C-section

Emergency Cesarean

 

Risk factors of a C-section

Long-term risks of Cesarean section

What to Consider before C-section

Recovery after Cesarean

How it feels after C-section

When to breastfeed after C-section

Taking care at home after C-section

When to call a doctor after Cesarean

 

 

Membrane sweep Induction

 


 

Related Topics

 Pregnancy

 Ovulation

Overdue Pregnancy


 

References:

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/what-is-a-membrane-sweep

http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/stretch-and-sweep

http://www.netmums.com/pregnancy/labour-and-birth/what-happens-in-labour/having-a-membrane-sweep

americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/inducing-labor/

http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/inducing-labor

americanpregnancy.org/labor-and-birth/inducing-labor/

http://www.webmd.com/baby/c-section-directory

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/c-section/basics/definition/prc-20014571

http://www.babycenter.com/0_c-sections-giving-birth-by-cesarean-section_160.bc?page=2

http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/caesarean

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