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.