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The cesarean section, known most commonly as a C-section, is a procedure created to surgically deliver a baby through the abdomenduring childbirth. This is the opposite of vaginal childbirth, where the baby is delivered through the vaginal canal.

The C-section procedure is necessary for many expectant mothers and recommended for many others. Request additional C-section information today: Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

What is a C-Section?

The C-section is a shorthand term for cesarean delivery. This procedure is performed for many different reasons; some are medically necessary for a safe delivery while others may be a matter of choice for the mother.

Some of the reasons why a C-section may be necessary include:

Some women choose to receive a C-section when it is not medically necessary because they wish to avoid labor or possible vaginal birth complications.

Having a C-section does not automatically disqualify a mother from having a vaginal birth in the future. This is known as vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and comes with its own qualifications and concerns.

How Does a C-Section Work?

Some C-sections are planned far in advance, while others will be performed if an issue arising during labor or childbirth. Regardless of the circumstances, there general procedure is the same. During a C-section:

There is some downtime after a C-section is performed. This includes a stay at the hospital, which may include intravenous pain medication. It's important to rest and relax in the weeks following a C-section, as it will take some time for the scar to completely heal.

Request C-Section Information Today

C-section is an important procedure for childbirth. If you're interested in having a planned C-section or learning more about the procedure, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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