Common "C-section" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


The procedure where a doctor delivers the baby through an incision in the mother's abdomen and the uterus is called c-section. C-sections are necessary when the labor is not progressing, multiple pregnancies, hydrocephalus, fetus in breech position, baby too big to pass through the cervix, and if the mother has other health conditions like diabetes or hypertension.

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Is it safe to conceive after four months of c-section?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a C-section four months back, and I delivered a healthy baby, but unfortunately, we lost him to SIDS. After four months; I am a month pregnant now. Could I continue the pregnancy? Will it be safe for both of us? I wanted to know whether my uterine stitches will be healed by now?...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am incredibly sorry for your loss. It is advisable to avoid pregnancy at least for 12 to 18 months after a c-section because it takes a long span for the uterine scar to gain at least 85 percent of the strength back. As you are already p...  Read Full »

What are the chances of having a C-section for the second pregnancy after first being a C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know what are the tests to diagnose CPD or determine pelvis type accurately. I recently had a C-section and was told I was unlikely to ever have a vaginal birth in the future. My baby was 6 lbs 12 ounces. During labor, I was 2.3 inches dilated and fully effaced when my midwife m...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your baby is a full-grown healthy baby. Had it come in the normal presentation, which we call occipito-anterior, then maybe the C-section (cesarean) would have been avoided. As such, when it comes to occipito-posterior, it had to rotate a long way to get into its positi...  Read Full »

Will there be changes in the vagina after giving birth?

Query: Hello doctor, What happens to the vagina exactly after giving birth?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. During pregnancy, due to the effects of hormones, the lining of the vagina undergoes certain changes: For example, it becomes softer, changes a little bit of color, becomes swollen. The same continues for few months after childbirth too. Thes...  Read Full »

What is the safest method for my abortion following a C-section?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in trouble. I have two kids, one 2 and a half years old, another 1-year-old. Both are C-section babies. Now, I have missed my periods by ten days and get to know that I am pregnant. Kindly help me and guide me on how can I abort the child.  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Termination of pregnancy can be done either with tablets or surgical method like D and C (dilatation and curettage). The first one seems easier, but as you have a history of two previous cesareans, I would suggest you choose the later. MTP (medical termination of pregna...  Read Full »

Scan shows tilted uterus. Does it mean womb shift?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some concerns regarding my ability to conceive. My husband and I have a two-year-old son, and we have decided to have another child. I have observed that my periods only last for two days, and during intercourse, it seems that some sperm do not enter me. Furthermore, a recent sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Ushasi Mukherjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I would like to inquire about the mode of delivery for your son, specifically whether it was a vaginal birth or a cesarean section. If it was a cesarean section, it might be advisable for your health to wait another year ...  Read Full »

I am having leg swelling and vaginal spotting after C-section. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-years-old female. My second baby was delivered by LS/CS method before a week after completing 36.5 weeks. Doctor also removed my uterus as I had been suffering from a complication of central placenta previa with increta/percreta. And I had even bled a few little clots during ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meenakshi Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Placenta previa with increta is a severe condition, so uterus has to be removed due to bleeding. Swelling may be due to anemia or blood transfusions. Take tablet Lasix one tablet once a day, it will cause frequent urination. Blood spots will disappear after a few days....  Read Full »

The area around naval region has sunken after C-section. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a C-section delivery last month. Although stitches are healed and I am not having any trouble in the incision area. Since the last one month I am noticing that the area around my navel region has sunken in. I am having a rounded depression starting from the belly button to downw...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is not abnormal. Your tummy fat is dissolving which was accumulated during pregnancy. Your uterus is also sinking that is why your tummy appearance is like this. It might take a couple of mon...  Read Full »

Should I opt for C-section for being anemic?

Query: Hello doctor, I am at my first pregnancy, and I am seven months pregnant. I have been anemic all of my life, and I am still struggling to get my iron levels up. When I went to the hospitals for my checkups, they have not said anything about my anemia. I was wondering should I request a C- section or...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You still have three months to go till delivery. This is enough time to diagnose the reason for your anemia and also to build up your hemoglobin levels. Talk to your obstetrician about it. Blood loss in C- section and normal delivery are almost the same. So any mode ...  Read Full »

I have low amniotic fluid. Should I get C-section done?

Query: Hello doctor, My gynecologist said that I should opt for a C-section because of the following reasons: Low HB level (9.6 now), low amniotic fluid, fibroids which is at the cervix, age factor.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I could not see the fibroid in the cervix in this report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It says fibroid in anterior uterine wall and size is very small. I do not see any of the above-mentioned reasons to go for a C-section as none of them is an ind...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to undergo C-section after cervical cerclage?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 38 weeks pregnant and in the 19th week, the doctor recommended for cervical cerclage and that was done at that time. What is the chance of having normal delivery rather than C-section as me and my wife are not willing to go for C-section and want the baby to be delivered norma...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As she is 38 weeks now, she should have cerclage removed and should have an examination by local treating gynecology doctor and mode of delivery should be discussed after having all details in front (fetal and maternal condition). At certain gestational age, cervica...  Read Full »

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