A C-section, also called a cesarean section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical opening in the lower belly area.
Abdominal delivery; Abdominal birth; Cesarean section
A C-section delivery is performed when a vaginal birth is not possible or is not safe for the mother or child.
Surgery is usually done while the woman is awake but numbed from the chest to the feet. This is done by giving her epidural or spinal anesthesia.
The surgeon make a cut across the belly just above the pubic area. The uterus and amniotic sac are opened, and the baby is delivered.
The health care team clears the baby's mouth and nose of fluids, and the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. The pediatrician or nurse makes sure that the infant's breathing is normal and that the baby is stable.
The mother is awake, and she can hear and see her baby. The father or another support person is often able to be with the mother durin...
A common concern of moms and dads - especially when asthma runs in the family - is how they can prevent their children from getting asthma. New evidence suggests there are things you can do - or not do - to at least reduce the risk your child will develop asthma. I think the surest way to prevent your child from acquiring asthma is to not give your child the asthma gene. Yet there seems to be quite a bit of evidence that even folks with no history of asthma can develop asthma. Good examples of this are premature births (immature lungs) and occupational asthma . To get a better understanding of why the following may lead to asthma you should read up on the hygiene hypothesis that surmises asthma may be caused by lack of exposure to bacteria, and the microflora hypothesis that surmises asthma is caused by an imbalance of microbes in the intestines. Likewise, click on the links provided in this post for further reading. So you want to prevent your child from d...
This morning I have decided to share a testimonial with you. I recieved this letter last week and I am passing it on with permission as I feel it helps to hear other's stories-mutual problems, share mutual solutions. Here is Mindy's story. It is about her chronic pain and how listening to a daily guided relaxation has changed her life. I record a 20 minute guided relaxation each week for you to enjoy. Check it out.
Beth's Free Guided Relaxation
Dear Elizabeth- I write to you today to thank you and to let you know what a positive impact you have had on my life. I have been married for almost 10 years. I’m 30 years old and have 3 great healthy kids – ages 2,5&7. On November 12th 2005 my life changed forever. It was the day my breech son was delivered by c-section. I walked into the hospital perfectly healthy & happy looking forward to meeting the newest addition to our growing family. He was an 8 ½ pound beautiful boy. Th...
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