A cesarean section, or C-section, is when you deliver your baby through an incision in your abdomen or uterus, as opposed to vaginally.
C-sections are performed under full anesthesia and entail:
You will typically remain at the hospital for three days following a C-section.
There are many reasons you may undergo a C-section birth, some planned, some not. If you have any of the following concerns, Dr. Tate may recommend that you schedule a C-section birth:
Emergency C-sections are performed when:
Dr. Tate has extensive experience in monitoring births, ensuring that you and your baby have a healthy, happy start in life.
Over 30% of babies delivered in the United States are performed via C-section. Usually, the procedure is relatively safe, with few complications. But, as with any invasive surgery, there are risks, such as:
The risks are not common and Dr. Tate will monitor you closely for any of these.
C-section delivery does require more recovery time than a vaginal birth. After three days in the hospital, you can usually go home with your baby, or babies, but you will need to follow a few guidelines while you heal, including:
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