Cesarean Section Advice

Cesarean section (c-section) is a procedure where a doctor delivers the baby through an incision in the mother's abdomen and the uterus. For fast recovery after a c-section, get plenty of rest, avoid lifting heavy objects, avoid climbing up and down the stairs, take painkillers for the pain, and eat a nutritious diet.

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My wife is pregnant with our second child, but we are worried about the cesarean delivery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife came to know that she is pregnant. It is going to be our second child. Our first child is 3 years 8 months now. During the first pregnancy, everything was fine (except she got her IgM test positive and the doctor advised Rovamycin Forte at that time). The first delivery was ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As there was a safe cesarean section previously so it is unlikely that she has any cardiac issues, else it would have manifested during her previous pregnancy. However, as now she is pregnant again so complete antenata...  Read Full »

I have been terrified by reading articles on failure of anesthesia during C-section. Can you please help me?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I ask you, what would you do if someone felt pain during a C-section? Would you not immediately put the person under general anesthesia? As a pregnant woman, I am mortified by an article that I read online. After reading the article, I want to terminate my pregnancy. I have read ot...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. General anesthesia is not recommended for a cesarean section as it can cause uterine atone and neonatal respiratory depression. 2. The article says that she was given a top-up over the previously applied epidural anesthesia before cesa...  Read Full »

When to resume normal sex life after a C-section delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone a cesarean section for delivery of my baby two months ago. I need some guidance. Is it fine to continue my normal sex life from now onwards? What kind of precautions should be taken into consideration? Is it required to take any medicine to avoid pregnancy? Perhaps the c...  Read Full »

Dr. Aarti A. Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would answer your question in the order you asked them. Normal sex life can be resumed six weeks after a cesarean section. However, it is better to consult your gynecologist before commencing sexual activity. Consult your gynecologist for a reliable birth control ...  Read Full »

What are the common health problems seen in a baby born through C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the reports of my son. It was a C-section delivery. Kindly review his report and determine the risk of long-term. Thanks.   Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the entire report sent by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). As per my knowledge and understanding, the baby is doing fine and should do fine ahead. Regarding the clicking felt at the hip joint, local sonography...  Read Full »

I had cesarean delivery two months back. When to resume my sex life?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a cesarean delivery just two months back. From when can I resume my sex life with my husband? Could you please advice on that?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We usually advise our patients to be active immediately. You can have sex from six weeks onwards, but avoid a pregnancy till 2 years. After the cesarean delivery, your superficial wounds and deep wounds heal fast. But, the healing of uterine wound will take some time...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to have my next baby after a year of having a cesarean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. I delivered a baby girl through cesarean around four months back, but unfortunately, she survived just for a day. Now we want to have a baby as soon as possible. How soon can we start trying for a baby? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you delivered the baby by caesarean, the wound takes some more time to heal. If you become pregnant before two years, then there is a chance of weak scar due to early stretching over the scar. Ideally, you should wait for three years. But you can start trying for ...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of induced labor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. I got pregnant after ten months from my last delivery. I have delivered a baby girl, which was a normal delivery. It has been 38 weeks, the doctor said my baby did not fix his head, but the baby is in the normal position for a natural birth. She said my cervix did n...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, yes, induction is done at 40 weeks. If there is no spontaneous onset of labor pain by that time and there is no other maternal or fetal complication. You are at 38 weeks right now, so the doctor will wait for spontaneous pain for two weeks more. Induction is do...  Read Full »

Can a C-section be a life-threatening process for low-lying placenta cases?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a partial placenta, which is lying low.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) regarding the low lying placenta. Many women (about 1 in 20) will be told their placenta is low at 20 to 25 weeks. Still, as the uterus stretches with the growing baby, the distance b...  Read Full »

Is C-section safe after 36 weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, Actually, my wife is 37 weeks pregnant. The growth scan shows that the fetal growth is 34 weeks 5 days. So, our doctor is suggesting for C-section after about a week's time to avoid any suffocation to the fetus. Is it fine to get a C-section during the fetal growth of about 36 weeks? Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best way to determine the time of delivery is by doing a fetal Doppler. If the Doppler shows reversal of flow, then immediate cesarean is needed. The best person to advice about this is the person seeing or doing the ultrasound and if the person is a gynecologist. How...  Read Full »

What to do if you get pregnant while on copper-T?

Query: Hi doctor, I got pregnant with an IUD (copper-T). It was confirmed after blood test and the copper-T was removed. My last menstruation was 40 days before. Shall I continue the pregnancy? How will be the growth of the baby? Do I need any precaution? This is my second pregnancy. I delivered my first c...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once the copper-T is removed, then it is very safe to continue the pregnancy and you can happily go ahead with the pregnancy. There is no harm to the baby's health for sure; you can be assured about that. Baby will be quite normal. Just get your serial ultrasound done as ...  Read Full »

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