WHEN A CAESAREAN IS NECESSARY:SURGERY IS NECESSARY FOR:


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.

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