Women who have undergone a C-section with previous deliveries may be candidates for a vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC). In 2000, about 1 out of 5 births were C-section deliveries.footnote 3 By 2011, over 1 out 4 births were C-section deliveries.footnote 2 This trend has caused experts to worry that C-sections are being done more often than needed. You have not had other surgeries on your uterus. If you’re thinking of having a C-section for personal reasons, it’s important to weigh what you want against the risks. There is some evidence that this transference can help a child’s immune system, helping to reduce rates of asthma, seasonal allergies and even obesity. First, a little science. Recovery takes longer than it would from a vaginal birth.
Problems with the placenta, such a placenta that is abnormally developed, is laying too close to the cervix (placenta previa), or has begun to tear away from the uterus (placenta abruptio). As I mentioned earlier, there are times when a C-section is necessary, such as in the event of a prolapsed umbilical cord (the umbilical cord slips through the cervix before the baby and may endanger the baby”s oxygen supply) or placenta previa, which occurs when the placenta grows in such a way that it blocks the baby”s exit through the cervix. Discuss the benefits and risks of VBAC with your health care provider. One particular risk of vaginal swabbing is transferring streptococcus B, which is carried by about one in four pregnant women. Umbilical cord issues that threaten to cut off or decrease the fetal blood supply, where the cord slips into the birth canal before the fetus, or when it is at risk of being compressed by the fetus. Williams Obstetrics. 23rd ed.
Breathing problems in the baby if he or she was delivered before the due date. What are some benefits of a vaginal delivery? A longer hospital stay than after a vaginal birth. While some researchers are encouraged because babies who have undergone vaginal seeding show signs of having the microbiota from the vagina a month after birth, it is too soon to know if this will lead to a decrease in some of the health problems that are associated with C-section deliveries. Its bacterial community resembles the bacterial communities found on skin. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc. In an emergency, she may make a vertical cut, which extends from the pubic area to the navel and allows quicker access to the baby.
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