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  What is cesarean

It is delivery of baby through a cut in mother's lower abdomen and the uterus.

   Cesarean births are more common than most surgeries because it may be life saving for the baby or mother or both.It may be an emergency procedure or an elective hence planned one.

Emergency cesarean

Where one may have been in labour for a while before decision is taken or some problem develops that makes urgent delivery necessary in the interest of baby or mother's health. Main indications are

  • Foetal distress
  • Dystocia or non progress of labour
  • Bleeding from placenta

Elective cesarean

If there are certain pre existing conditions which makes it nearly certain that one may not be able to deliver vaginally safely,it is better to do a planned procedure before labour begins.Main indications are

  • Previous 2 or more cesarean operations
  • Placenta previa
  • Malpresentations of baby