Reasons when a cesarean section is needed Reasons when a cesarean section is needed
Labor and Delivery

Fortune Baby boy or girl early signs Gender Predictor calculator is accurate pregnancy gender prediction test and gender selection calendar chart

Home » Tools » Articles » Labor and Delivery » Cesarean section

Reasons When a Cesarean Section Is Needed

A Cesarean section (C-section) is when a baby is delivered through an incision made in the stomach and uterus. There are several reasons why a pregnant woman may need a C-section instead of having a vaginally delivery. It is not recommended, though that this type of delivery be done unless one of these reasons is present, as there are more complications with this type of birth than with a vaginal birth.

There are types of C-sections: planned and emergency. A planned C-section may happen for quite a few reasons:

  • The baby is in a breech or transverse position. If a baby has not turned by around head down by around 38 weeks, a doctor will schedule a surgery for anywhere from 39-40 weeks.
  • Multiple births. Twins many times can't be delivered vaginally and therefore C-section is scheduled. Triplets and quadruplets always delivered in the surgical room.
  • If you have had a previous Cesarean sections and your doctor doesn't feel comfortable allowing you to deliver vaginally.
  • An infection like HIV or a sexually transmitted disease may cause a woman to have to have a surgical delivery to prevent transmission of the disease to the baby.
  • Problems with the location of the placenta as in placenta prevail, which is when the placenta covers part of the cervix, making it dangerous for a vaginal delivery.
  • The mother or the baby has a health condition that may make the stress of the vaginal birth a risky move.

Accurate Baby Gender Predictor


Already Pregnant
Gender Predictor
Already Pregnant
Gender
Quiz

Already Pregnant
Gender Planner
Already Pregnant
Gender Selection

Fortune Baby Gender Predictor method calculates which chromosome is stronger at the time of conception. Learn More

The other type of a C-section is an unplanned or emergency one. This happens when a woman has no signs of needing surgical interference with the delivery until a problem arises during labor or late in the pregnancy. Here are some reasons why a woman might need an emergency C-section.

  • The baby goes into distress during labor. If the baby's heart rate drops too low or is too fast, an emergency C-section will be done for the health of the baby.
  • When labor stalls completely, many doctors will order an unplanned C-section. This is when the cervix stops dilating and the baby does not move down the birth canal anymore. Most doctors will give several hours if the baby does not show distress and if there is no change, they will order surgery.
  • If the mother has a genital herpes outbreak when she goes into labor or when her water breaks, a C-section is necessary to prevent spreading the infection, which can be deadly, to the baby.
  • If a prolapsed cord (the umbilical cord comes out of the cervix) happens, a C-section needs to be done immediately as that can cut off the supply of oxygen to the baby.
  • Other health concerns that may warrant an emergency C-section are low amniotic fluid, placental abruption, and meconium in the amniotic fluid.

A Cesarean section is major surgery, which is why most doctors will not perform an elective one without having a major reason behind it. They take more time to recover from and also have more complications than a vaginally delivery. If you have any questions about Cesarean sections, ask your doctor.

Related to Labor and Delivery

My Gender Predictor TO DO List

Related Pregnancy Topics

Trying to Conceive & Preconception


    Share it
    Share with Facebook Tweet this!

    Customer feedback
    "Thanks for the awesome result! I used your online baby gender predictor and the result was a Boy. Few weeks later, our scan confirmed that we are having a baby Boy. We are excited and very happy! I will recommend your site to everyone."
    "A GREAT BIG THANK YOU! We are having a girl as you predicted when I requested a four year gender selection test. We are so excited as we have 2 boys and they are looking forward to the arrival of a beautiful baby sister to love and cherish. Your gender predictor was also correct for my second child." read more...

    Gender predictor

    Fortune Baby Gender Predictor Reviews


    Thousands of happy moms around the world successfully used Fortunebaby gender prediction test. We are delighted to share their gender prediction reviews about their experience with Fortune Baby.

    After having 4 WONDERFUL, DARLING BOYS, my husband and I were VERY DESPERATE to have a girl!!! My husband and I decided that 5 children was our absolute limit! I came across your website totally by accident one day. ALL of 2007 said we would conceive a girl!!! I found out in June 2007 that we were expecting!! I had my ultrasound on Sept. 21st. I have never been so nervous in my life! The tech told me, ITS A GIRL!!!! I was in total shock!! I asked her to check again because I already have 4 boys. She responded that she is SURE it IS a GIRL!!!! WOO!! HOO!! I told some acquaintances last November about your website, and they ALL LAUGHED AT me when I told them your calendar predicted we would conceive a GIRL ANY month in the year 2007!! Now look who has the last laugh--ME!!! I am so thrilled with your website, I am actually going to pay to have business cards made up advertising your website and hand them out to ANYONE AND EVERYONE who is interested!!!! I have told TONS of people about your site and how you were CORRECT!!! THANK YOU FORTUNE BABY FOR MAKING OUR DREAM OF HAVING A BABY GIRL COME TRUE!!! Sept. 21, 2007 will FOREVER be the HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!!!

    Myself, my husband, our families and all of our friends were convinced I was having a girl. It was my 3rd pregnancy and I had already had 3 boys (1 singleton and twins), so this time everyone was convinced we were getting the little girl. All the wives tales and chinese gender chart told us loud and a clear to expect pink. Until I stumbled onto fortunebaby.com and your gender prediction was that we were having a boy. I didn't want to believe you all were right, but low and behold on April 27th, we welcomed our new beautiful baby boy into this world. We are so happy to have him. I am definitely using your site for our next child…fingers crossed it will be a girl!!!!!!!

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You were right it's a boy, I just couldn't believe it, all along everyone thought it was a girl, I believed it too, but the ultrasound confirmed it was a boy, I just couldn't stop crying thank you for making our dreams come true.

    Hi, I have been meaning to contact you guys for quite sometime but just haven't got around to it until a friend of mine mentioned that her and her husband are thinking about getting pregnant and I told her about you guys! After I convinced my husband for us to try one more time (we have 2 boys and I was DESPERATE for a girl), I found your website. I bought the test results and found out that my chances were slim to have a girl and if I was going to I need to do it in Feb. 2005! Well I went off the pill in Oct. 2004 after showing my husband your baby gender prediction test results, of course he doesn't believe in that stuff but hey! Anyway, I found out we were pregnant on March 27th, 2005! The first thing I did was got on your website and made sure it said girl, then I looked it see what the Chinese calendar had to say, it said BOY, so I was a little scared but still had that hope! Although we would have been happy with whatever we were given! So ultrasound time came along and I was so nervous, we had the whole family there (dad and big brothers). The baby was moving like crazy and the tech was having a really hard time getting the measurements she needed let alone get the sex of the baby. So then finally she thought she saw something, so she calls in another tech to confirm. At this point my husband was not in there because of there protocol to get what they need first. So she looks at me and says do you want to know now or wait until we get your husband in here....I didn't even think, I said I want to know NOW! So the words were....IT'S A GIRL!!! I couldn't believe it, I started crying on the table and both techs were crying too! My husband is still mad that I knew before him but I got to be the one to tell him and the big brothers!! So our little girl was born in November 2005 and she has totally completed our family in so many ways. Although people think I am crazy, I totally believe that little piece of paper that I printed off in 2004 that told me she was going to be a girl! And as for my friend, I am sending her your website address and if I have to purchase the results for her I will, that is how much I believe in this! Thanks for all your help and I don't know how you do it but it works!!

    START FORTUNE BABY GENDER PREDICTOR TEST | READ ALL REVIEWS

    Gender Predictors:Calendars: View allCalculators:
    Pregnancy Early Signs: Quiz | ListPregnancy Articles View allPregnancy Problems
    Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Help | Contact
    © 1997 - 2021 Fortune Baby™ » Reasons when a cesarean section is needed