Emergency Caesarean Section
Emergency Caesareans are often carried out because of concerns about the baby’s condition- such as:
- Fetal distress
- Prolonged labour and or failure to progress
- Going into labour with a Breech Presentation (where the baby is not head down).
Most emergency caesareans are performed within 1 to 2 hours of the decision, or under certain circumstances can be done within half an hour or even quicker.
In most cases it is not as dramatic as the “Emergency” part of it sounds, as there is no immediate risk to mother or baby.
The procedure will pretty much happen as with an Elective Caesarean Section.
All drugs given during and after the operation are safe for breastfeeding.
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