When is a cesarian section absolutely necessary?
In North America, births by cesarian sections average between 25 and 30% of all births. Of course, c-sections are major surgery and with that comes risks and a longer recovery period. Still, sometimes they are absolutely necessary as Dr. Paul Bernstein, co-author of Canada’s Pregnancy Care Book explains. “The number one reason for people to have a cesarean section is that in labor they don’t progress enough and that can be because they never dilate fully or it’s not appropriate for them to continue in their labor.” Dr. Bernstein tells us what to expect when under going a cesarian birth.”A woman who undergoes a cesarean section, is usually conscious and the procedure is done fairly straight forward. Most women who have them after a few days in hospital are well enough to go home. When they get home, it may take them a couple of weeks before they’re up and around.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Paul Bernstein co-author of Canada’s Pregnancy Care Book . Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.