Step by Step Procedure of C-Section is followed in this explication to bring to your perusal detailed information on this topic.
In this article, we will look practically at how Cesarean Section is usually performed. We hope that you will get a clue about what happens inside the theatre.
First and foremost you should be very aware that you will not leave the hospital immediately after the operation is done on you because aside from the pains incurred, you will need to be monitored by the medical staff until you are up to your feet before you can be discharged.
Before the operation begins, your abdomen (navel) will be cleaned to avoid infections of any kind, and afterward, you will be prepared to receive intravenous fluids into your arm.
The essence of this preparation is to allow to doctor to give you any fluid and medications that you may need as the operation progresses.
Before the doctor cuts you open, a Cather will also be out so as to empty your bladder during the course of the Cesarean section.
In order for you not to feel pains during the process, some parts of your body will be numbed using anesthesia and basically, there are three types of anesthesia that are usually given to women who are being delivered of their babies through Cesarean Section.
Epidural: This is the most common anesthesia because it is used in both vaginal and cesarean delivery. The epidural is often injected into the woman’s lower back outside the sac of her spinal cord.
Spinal block: this is an anesthesia that is usually injected straight into the sac that is around or surrounding the spinal cord and the essence is to cause numbness to the lower part of the woman’s body.
General anesthesia: this kind of anesthesia is one that is used to put you to sleep so that you will not feel any kind of pain, it is not used often because it is only reserved for emergency situations
As soon as the process of medication and numbness is completed, the doctor usually makes a cut just above the pubic hairline. This cut is typically horizontal across the pelvis. But in the case of an emergency, the incision can be done vertically.
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As soon as the doctor makes the cut into the woman’s abdomen and the uterus can be seen, the doctor proceeds to make an incision into the uterus.
It is important to know that the area where these cuttings are done is often covered so that the woman does not see the process.
After the second cut has been made, the baby is ejected from the uterus of the woman.
Immediately the baby is taken out of the woman, the doctor will see to it that the baby is cleaned up, the nose and mouth of the baby will be cleared of clamping and fluids and the umbilical cord will be cut.
At this point, the baby will be made to take its first breath and it would be prepared so that as soon as the woman is stitched up, it can be placed in her arms.
At this point, if the woman has decided not to have other children, the doctor ties a tubal ligation inside the woman which prevents any further conception.
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The Doctor further treats the dissolving stitches and closes the abdominal cuts with what are called “sutures”.