C-Section Operation - The Facts You Needs To
If you're about to have a c section or think you there may be a chance that
you'll need one, then it is far better to be fore warned than not to know what to expect at all. Here you'll
find out what happens during a typical c section
A c section is performed under the influence of a
regional anesthetic. This allows you to be conscious throughout the birth by only numbing the lower
half of your body.
The reason for this is that having
a regional anaesthetic means both you and your baby are much safer than when a general anesthetic is
The anesthetic is injected in to the lower part of your spine and
is called an epidural. It's at this point that you may also be offered a pain relieving
injection which will help with your post c section operation pain
The operation itself will normally take around 30 - 45 minutes to
complete, although emergency operations can be done in less time than this.
During the c section operation, a screen will be
placed over your stomach to block your view although you can request it be taken away if you’d prefer to
The c section incision is normally made horizontally across
the lower part of the tummy at the top of the pubic bone, just along the bikini line. The wall of the womb is
then cut through to allow the safe delivery of your baby.
Your baby is then removed through this
occasionally a chance that your baby’s skin can be cut when performing a c
section, but this is only usually a superficial cut and is quite rare, in fact statistics show that only around 2
out of every 100 babies are affected in this way.
After your baby has been removed, the wall of the womb will be
repaired with dissolvable stitches and the abdominal wall fastened together using either suture (dissolvable
stitches) or staples.
Finally you may be given antibiotics and an injection of the
hormone Oxytocin which helps to slow down blood loss and assists your womb to
Don’t worry, you’ll usually be able to hold your baby straight
away after a c section operation even after any difficulties or
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