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C-section

C-section or caesarean section is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby
Why choose us for C-section delivery?
Why choose us for C-section delivery?
Expertise in high-risk pregnancy management
Advanced fetal medicine centre
Labour delivery rooms as per international standards
Advanced ICU & critical care facilities

Our team of obstetricians provide 100% safe and precision-driven C-section birthing options. We offer the support of a multidisciplinary care team of obstetricians, intensivists, neonatologists, midwives, specially trained nurses and anaesthetists. Our team of surgeons have a combined experience of over 5000 successful surgeries enabling us to handle complex cases. Our care team is equipped with high-end critical care facilities such as modular operating theatres, advanced ICUs, 24×7 epidural services and a central fetal monitoring system to ensure your C-section delivery is safe and comfortable.

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About C-section delivery
About C-section delivery

C-section, also known as Cesarean section, is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby when vaginal delivery is not a safe option. A C-section is usually planned ahead of the due date after your obstetrician examines your overall health. In some cases, C-section may also be performed as an emergency to mitigate the risk of birthing complications.

Indications of Cesarean section

Stalled labour: If your labour is not progressing over time, your obstetrician may indicate C-section. It is because a stalled labour means that the cervix is not opening despite contractions. 

Risk to baby’s health: While monitoring the fetal heart rate, if your healthcare provider witnesses any potential risk to your baby’s health, then they may suggest a C-section. 

Abnormal fetal position: If your baby is in an abnormal position, such as feet first or buttocks first towards the birth canal, then a C-section is the safest option. 

Multiple pregnancies: If you are carrying twins or triplets and one of the babies is in an abnormal position, then you may need a C-section delivery. 

Placenta previa: A cesarean delivery may be indicated if the placenta is covering the opening of the cervix. 

Prolapsed umbilical cord: A C-section delivery will be indicated in case of the umbilical cord prolapses ahead of the baby through the cervix. 

Mother’s poor health: If the expecting mother is suffering from a heart condition or severe infections, the safest delivery method is to perform a C-section. Similarly, if the mother has a mechanical health issue such as the presence of large fibroids obstructing the birth canal, then in this case a C-section will be recommended. 

Previous C-section: While vaginal birth after c-section is an option, not everyone is a suitable candidate for the same. You may need a repeat C-section if you have previously delivered your baby through surgery.

What happens during a C-section

Your healthcare provider will examine your overall health and discuss your medical concerns. For the procedure, your surgeon will also insert intravenous (IV) lines on your arm to provide fluid or medication. A catheter will be placed in your bladder for urine collection. During the procedure, you will be given general anaesthesia. Your obstetric surgeon will then cleanse your abdomen with an antiseptic. Your surgeon will then make an incision into the wall of your abdomen. The surgeon will make either a vertical or a transverse (horizontal) incision. Another 3-4 inch incision may be made to remove the baby from the uterus. 

Your surgeon then cuts the umbilical cord, removed the placed and stitches the incisions back.

Risks of C-section delivery

  • Loss of blood
  • Infection 
  • Blood clotting 
  • Injury to the bladder 
  • Reaction to anaesthesia 
  • Fetal injury 
  • Postpartum haemorrhage
  • Increased risks during future pregnancies
  • Abnormal separation of the placenta
  • Urinary tract infection

Post-operative recovery
C-section recovery time is different for every woman. You can expect to feel discomfort, fatigue and pain during this time. During your C-section recovery, you should:
  • Rest as much as possible
  • Avoid lifting anything heavy
  • Avoid engaging in sexual intercourse for at least 6 weeks
  • Seriously follow your doctor’s recommendations
  • Take prescribed pain relief medications
Dos & Don’ts after a C-section
Dos & Don’ts after a C-section
Dos

Keep the incision area clean and dry

Eat a well-balanced, high-fibre diet

Go for a walk every day

Take a shower

Reach out for help

Don’ts

Don’t use any cleaning or cosmetic products on the incision

Avoid crash dieting

Don’t participate in extraneous physical activity

Soak in bathtubs

Take your mental and physical health lightly

Patient testimonials
Patient testimonials

FAQs
FAQs

Nearly two incisions are made for a C-section delivery. 

You should wait for at least 12 weeks before starting exercise after C-section.

A C-section delivery takes nearly 45 minutes. The overall time may depend on case to case.

No, you will not feel any pain during C-section delivery as you will be under the influence of anaesthesia. However, you can expect to feel some discomfort.

You may need to stay in the hospital for 2-4 days after C-section.