Cesarean Section (C-Section)
During some pregnancies complications occur that can threaten the lives of the baby and mother. In order to ensure that both the mother and baby are safe, doctors sometimes recommend a Cesarean section (or C-sections for short).
Common problem that call for the use of C-sections are:
- The child’s head is too large for the birth canal
- Baby is in the wrong position such as head up (breech presentation)
- The uterus contractions are abnormal
- The placenta is positioned over the cervix, which opens into the birth canal (placenta previa)
- Fetal distress
- An outbreak of herpes in the genital area
- If a patient has had a previous cesarean section
C-Sections allow for the delivery of the baby via a surgical opening in the mother’s abdomen. The method occurs in approximately 10-15% of patients. Las Palmas OB/GYN doctors are professionally trained for C-section delivery.
What Occurs during a C-Section?
Patients undergoing a C-section delivery are administered a general or regional anesthetic so that the incision can be made painlessly. The regional anesthesia numbs part of the body but enables the patients to remain awake. During the procedure the baby, birth sac, and placenta is removed and the abdomen is sugrically closed. The patient is cared for around the clock and helped to resume normal activity.
Going the Extra Mile for C-Section Patients
Las Palmas understands that a C-section can have a traumatic effect upon the body. Therefore, we make special arrangements to provide individualized care for mothers who have endured C-sections. Las Palmas OB/GYNs utilizes advance diagnostic technologies to catch and prevent complications. Nevertheless, if complications occur we take coordinate with maternal/fetal medicine specialists, dieticians, diabetic consultants, and assorted advisors to maximize mother and baby outcomes.
Our staff is constantly updated to the latest and most effective strategies that improve C-section success. At Las Palmas you can rest assured that you are in good hands.