This is the delivery of a baby through an incision in the mother's abdomen.
A cesarean childbirth (C-section) is the delivery of a baby through an incision in the mother's abdomen.
A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. A woman's first office visit typically occurs when she is about eight weeks pregnant. A C-section may be done if a vaginal birth is not physically possible or would be too risky for you or your baby. Some reasons you may need a C-section include:
During the surgery, you will be numb from the chest down. You will probably be awake, so you can see your baby when he or she is born. Recovery from a C-section takes a little longer than recovery from a vaginal birth. Therefore, you will need to spend a few days in the hospital.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed, it may be helpful to decide:
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