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When is natural childbirth recommended and when is cesarean delivery recommended?

By Dr. Rafael Collazos Robles.
Last Update: 11/24/2021

Childbirth is the most special and awaited moment for most pregnant women. Delivery can be done vaginally or by cesarean section.

The most physiological route is the vaginal route. However, there are circumstances in which delivery by cesarean section is indicated to safeguard the health of the mother and fetus.

There are 3 types of cesarean section:

Elective cesarean section
is performed in the presence of some maternal or fetal pathology such as placenta previa, breech, transverse or oblique presentation, fetal macrosomia, active infections of the birth canal, 2 previous cesarean sections, some cases of growth disturbance and multiple gestations.

The indicated cesarean section
is recommended in the course of labor for various alterations such as arrested dilatation or descent, cephalopelvic disproportion, arrested labor, etc.
Cesarean section
is recommended in the course of labor for various alterations such as arrested dilatation or descent, cephalo-pelvic disproportion, arrested labor, etc.
Urgent cesarean section
is one in which the life of the mother and fetus is in danger as a result of a serious acute pathology.

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Dr. Rafael Collazos Robles
Dr. Rafael Collazos Robles
MD
Gynecologist
Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Universidad de San Martín de Porres (Lima, Peru). Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Salamanca. Master in Human Reproduction by IVI and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. Assistant Physician of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service of the Hospital San Rafael and gynecologist specializing in Reproductive Medicine at Fertility Madrid. Vice-president of the SEGECI.
Member number: 282863485
Gynecologist. Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Universidad de San Martín de Porres (Lima, Peru). Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Salamanca. Master in Human Reproduction by IVI and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. Assistant Physician of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service of the Hospital San Rafael and gynecologist specializing in Reproductive Medicine at Fertility Madrid. Vice-president of the SEGECI. Member number: 282863485.