Over 1.2 million cesarean section births were performed in the United States in 2015, making it a fairly common procedure, but it is still an invasive surgery so choosing the right obstetrician is important. Dr. Darren R. Tate, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Fort Worth Female Health Associates in Fort Worth, Texas, specializes in cesarean births and will work with you to ensure a great start for you and your baby or babies.
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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