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All about cesarean section and risk for mother, child

All about cesarean section and risk for mother, child



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Caesarean section was created to save the life of mother and child. It was used as a method for women who for some reason were not ready to give birth naturally.

Year after year because of fear of complications after natural delivery the number of emperors is increasing. According to WHO, it should now be carried out 10-15% of cesarean sections, practice shows that as many as 30-40% are performed.

In high-income countries, caesarean section is performed more and more every year. The World Health Organization estimates that for reasons other than medical, only in 2008 as many as 6.2 million emperors were made. The problem is that cesarean section, considered by many women to be "worse evil", actually also carries risks. Below is all about cesarean section and the risk associated with it.

A child's heart rate slow down

Caesarean section is supposed to reduce the risk of natural delivery when the situation gets out of control, for example when the baby is worried, stressed so that his heart rate is falling dangerously. Then they are done to save lives.

Induced delivery

Induced delivery also increases the risk of ending the birth of a child by Caesarean section. This is because the contractions caused by synthetic oxytocin are stronger, which makes the woman bear it worse, and the child is more exposed to a decrease in blood supply with oxygen and nutrients, in addition, induced delivery forces a lying position, monitoring progress through CTG apparatus, which also has a negative effect on comforting women.

Everything about cesarean section is a risk for mom

If you want to know everything about cesarean section, especially in the context of risk to the mother during surgery, it is worth knowing that:

  • cesarean section increases the risk of mother's death threefold (in the situation of the planned emperor) and four times (when the emperor occurs suddenly) compared to natural delivery,
  • the most common complication of cesarean section is infection caused by the use of a catheter
  • there is a risk of occurrence wound infections after Caesarean section,
  • wound after cesarean section it is often painful and causes discomfort for a long time,
  • higher risk of hemorrhage
  • greater risk of inflammation and infection of the womb lining,
  • higher risk of thrombosis and pulmonary embolism,
  • risk of severe headaches
  • adverse reactions to anesthesia,
  • about half of women who have Caesarean section suffer from adhesions, pare groups of scars that can cause the organs to connect together and are attached to the abdominal wall. As a consequence, the organs twist, stretch, which causes pain and can lead to unpleasant health problems.
  • there is a risk of surgical injuries to neighboring organs, such as the bladder,
  • increased risk of uterus removal after surgery.

You also have to remember that after cesarean section women they spend longer in the hospital, what for many of them is stressful and makes it difficult to calmly start building a secure bond with your newborn baby. Of course, this is an individual matter. There is a high risk that it is not mom who is the first to cuddle the baby, skin-to-skin contact may also be difficult.

Everything about cesarean section: consequences for the child

The article titled - All about Caesarean section and risk - should also take into account the possible consequences of the surgery for the child.

  • increased risk of breathing problems - especially faster breathing during the first few days after delivery,
  • difficult skin to skin contact,
  • most likely delayed breastfeeding (read lactation after Caesarean section),
  • smaller physical disposition of the young mother,
  • there may be contraindications for early pregnancy after the first delivery,
  • previous caesarean sections increase complications in subsequent pregnancies, for example, the placenta and adnate placenta are more common,
  • greater risk of natural delivery after Caesarean section (read more on this topic).

Of course, all these consequences should not decide to avoid caesarean section when it is indicated. However, it is worth considering them when planning a cesarean, despite low-risk pregnancy, well-being and optimistic forecasts for natural delivery.