One in four women have their baby born by caesarean section. If you have had a caesarean section for your first delivery you are then faced with a decision in your next pregnancy: have an elective caesarean section or a vaginal delivery. So what do you need to know to make the right decision for you and your baby?
Preterm birth is when your baby is delivered before 37+0 weeks gestation. Spontaneous preterm birth is when regular painful contractions causing the cervix to dilate leading to preterm labour and delivery.
Approximately 15% of women will need a vacuum or forceps delivery. It is more common for first time mothers. The most common reason for this type of delivery is that your baby is not tolerating the pushing stage of labour
If you’re a first time mum you may be wondering what happens after the delivery, before you leave the labour ward. Well, here are several things that happen and they aren’t usually talked about…..
There may be questions you would like to ask but don’t before you have an elective caesarean section. Dr Vicky answers the top questions she gets asked about preparing for a caesarean section.