Pregnancy and motherhood are indeed very beautiful experiences. Whether you are expecting a little bundle of joy or already undertaking a journey of nurturing a new life outside your body, you are in a period of immense exhilaration! But bringing a new life into the world is anything but easy. During the last few days of my pregnancy, I found every bit of this coming true. Keep a note of everything you should know about induced C-Section. Don’t make the same mistake I made!
When there is no dilation:
Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom. – Harriette Hartigan
When the doctor informed me that I showed no signs of dilation, I wasn’t entirely surprised. My mother and many other new moms I knew had been asking me to watch out for signs of pre-mature labour and breaking of the water bag. But I just didn’t seem to relate to any of the labour symptoms, even though my due date was right around the corner! So, after having waited long enough, I finally got hold of my hospital checklist, packed my bag, and my husband got me admitted to the hospital we had chosen for the delivery.
The feeling of walking on swollen feet is still fresh in my mind. That feeling of being huge and miserable and rolling over in the hospital bed. I had entered my 40th week with no signs of labour. It turned out that this meant only one thing: I required urgent intervention. The doctor immediately scheduled induction and we celebrated that decision with a sigh of relief. But…but, should we have thought again?
We should have, and yes, I regret that decision.
List of challenges that come along C- section:
1. Contracting Infection
You may develop an infection of the uterine lining after a C-section (endometritis). The risk of uterine infection (endometritis) after surgery varies depending on a number of factors, including whether labour had begun and whether the foetal membranes had burst. Wound infection is a possibility, and it usually appears four to seven days following surgery.
2. Postpartum haemorrhage
Having a C-section might result in a lot of bleeding both during and after the birth. Due to bleeding, one to two per cent of all caesarean births requires a blood transfusion.
3. Blood clotting
Blood clots in deep veins, such as those in the legs, are more common in women. The harm caused by a blood clot that gets to your lungs and stops blood flow (pulmonary embolism) can be fatal.
4. Surgical Injury to pelvic organs
Approximately one per cent of caesarean deliveries result in bladder or digestive tract injuries. If you have surgical damage during your C-section, you may need extra surgery.
5. Increased risks in future pregnancies
Most women who have undergone a caesarean section can have their second baby vaginally, which is known as vaginal birth after a caesarean. However, compared to vaginal delivery, you have a larger risk of possibly significant problems in a second pregnancy.
Discomfort and exhaustion are frequent during the C-section healing period. If you have pregnancy difficulties or have had a previous C-section and aren’t interested in having a vaginal delivery after your caesarean, a C-section may be scheduled ahead of time.
Depending on your pregnancy path, a C-section may be safer for you or your baby than a vaginal delivery. Consult your doctor and schedule your delivery after considering all of the potential risks and complications.
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