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A caesarean birth (C-section) is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby by making an incision in the front wall of the mother’s abdomen & her uterus.
A caesarean birth (C-section) is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby by making an incision (cut) in the front wall of the mother’s abdomen & her uterus.
C-sections are recommended for women who carry high risk pregnancy, that is, the pregnancy in which either the mother or the baby is at risk of losing life or develop life threatening complications. Also some mothers prefer to go for C section to avoid the pain of normal vaginal delivery.
Some of the indications are:
If the C-section is an emergency, the time from incision to delivery takes about 2 minutes.
In a non-emergency, a C-Section birth can take 10 to 15 minutes, with additional 45 minutes for the delivery.
In majority of the cases, the C-section is safe. However, there are few risks either during the surgery or afterwards. Some of the complications are:
Will my husband be allowed inside the operation theatre?
Usually in the advanced Indian hospitals, husband of the lady is allowed inside the operation theatre. However, you should always confirm it from your doctor, if the hospital protocol permits so.
Can the 2nd baby be delivered vaginally after 1st baby was born via C – Section?
It is possible in some cases. You should consult with your doctor regarding the possibility of vaginal delivery after C-section.
What is the cost of C-section in Indian hospitals?
The cost of C-section varies with the type of hospitals. The cost is usually INR 70k - 1 lakh in Indian hospitals.
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