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When a caesarean is necessary

MagazineSeptember 1996 (Vol. 7 Issue 6)When a caesarean is necessary

Placenta praevia (low lying placenta)True cephalopelvic disproportion (when the baby's head is too large to get through)

Placenta praevia (low lying placenta)True cephalopelvic disproportion (when the baby's head is too large to get through)

A baby in a transverse lie (though some doctors now advocate turning the baby in labour to avoid surgery)

Fulminating pre eclampsia

Cord prolapse

Certain other medical conditions which affect a mother's health may also indicate surgery. These include:

Severe heart disease

Kidney disease

HIV (although under certain circumstances HIV infection may not pass to the baby).

Caesareans are unlikely to be necessary for:

Failure to Progress *

Fetal Distress *

Breech Presentation

Twins

Scarred Uterus

* providing, of course, no interventions have been used.


Emergency or elective

Change lifestyle rather than cholesterol

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