Glossary - Caesarean Section
An operation for delivering the baby through an incision in your tummy)
Can I opt for a Caesarean Section if my baby is big?
How long do you have to leave before conceiving again following an emergency Caesarean Section resulting in a still birth? I'm 38 years old
I am pregnant with my second child. My first was over 11lbs born by emergency Caesarean Section I am worried that this baby will be a similar size as my midwife seems keen for me to try for VBAC. Is it likely that I will have such a large baby this time and is a scan a reliable way of assesing this?
I had a 3rd degree tear during my first labour and am currently 33+ weeks and have had no info given by my health care team about this. Am I likely to tear the same again or will I need a Caesarean Section?
I had a Caesarean Section with my first son, due to pre-eclampsia. What are the risks of me having another c-section or pre-clampsia?
I had a previous Caesarean Section because my cervix wasn't dilating properly and the baby was in distress. Can I opt for another Caesarean Section in this pregnancy?
I have a 7 year old daughter and am currently trying for a second child. I had a Caesarean section with my daughter, what are the chances of having to have another c-section second time around? I have heard that once you have had one chances are you will need another one and I was unsure if there was any truth in this.
i have hepatitis C. Will I be able to have natural labour or do I have to have a Caesarean Section?
I have just discovered I am pregnant again. With my first delivery, I had complications with a large tear and post-partum urinary retention which meant I had to self catheterise several times a day for a month after delivery. Should I ask about an elective Caesarean Section this time?
I have non-identical twins. Do I need a Caesarean Section?
I'm 22 weeks and had vaginal herpes 3 years ago. Will I need special tests or even a Caesarean Section?
I'm 31wks pregnant with my 3rd child and lost a baby last year at 39 weeks due to placental abruption. All my births have been vaginal. Shall I opt for a Caesarean section this time? What are the chances of having another placenta abruption?
I'm pregnant with my second baby and my first one was a Caesarean section. Does this mean my second delivery will also be a Caesarean?
I've had 2 Caesarean sections and my Doctor said I had a lot of scarring that made the last C-section a bit difficult. What are my risks with having another Caesarean section?
Iíve been booked in for a 3rd Caesarean Section. I cant help thinking I should try and do it naturally but my consultant said that there is a 5% of rupture; in his opinion he says it's too risky. Do you agree?
What are the risks of going to 39 weeks after having had two previous Caesarean sections, details of which are not available?
Wednesday, 7 June, 2023
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