Let's cut to the uterus and get the fetus out. The purpose of this paper is to inform you of the possible complications during pregnancy and delivery. You will learn about the possibility of having placenta previa and placenta abruption. You will also understand how ultrasounds and cesarean sections are performed. Hopefully you will never have any of these complications or conditions but if you do you will have knowledge about them and be able to better take care of yourself and unborn child.
A cesarean section is a surgical procedure where a doctor makes an incision in a woman's abdomen and uterus walls to remove a baby. Approximately 22-25% of all births in the United States are by cesarean section. (Giving birth by cesarean section.)
There is nothing new about cesarean section as it is mentioned in both eastern and western cultures in folklore in the 1500's. The earliest use of a cesarean section was extracting a fetus from a dead or dying mother for religious reasons. A Swiss farmer carried out thefirst recorded cesarean in which the mother and baby survived in the 1500's also. Cesarean sections that were performed between 1787 and 1876 that were recorded showed that not a single Parisian woman survived the surgery.Due to better antiseptic practices and anesthesia in the 1980 a cesarean section proved to be a safe surgical procedure. However in the 1980's cesarean sections grew to represent nearly 25% of all deliveries. (C-sections: Then and now.)
Doctors do not always decide to perform a cesarean section until labor has started unless there are complications with the pregnancy. There are numerous reasons why a cesarean might be the only way to give birth. I will give a couple examples and explain them as to why a cesarean section is the best choice for an outcome of a healthy mother and child in these examples.
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