Cesarean births, or C-sections, have largely become the secondary option for the birthing and delivery process. When possible, healthcare professionals and most mothers will opt for a natural child birth, however in some cases a C-section may be the only safe option. While many mothers and children are perfectly healthy following a C-section, there is always a potential for complications.
Cesarean births are routinely performed due to the following issues:
- Size of baby – large
- Heart rate concerns
- Placenta complications
- Breech baby
- Cord Prolapse
- Labor delays
- Uterine Rupture
- Fetal Distress
Most expectant mothers follow their doctor’s advice; after all, they are the experts! Unfortunately, a cesarean birth can pose complications for Mom during and post-delivery.
- Adverse anesthesia reactions
- Blood clots
- Damage to surrounding organs
- Wound healing issues
- Scar tissue build up
- Potential for complications in future pregnancies
In the brief period following the birth of a child, the primary focus is on the baby and C-section complications experienced by the mother are often swept under the rug. Preventable issues that resulted in injury go unpunished and the victim is not justly compensated.
The Impact of Cesarean Complications
During and immediately following a C-section, uncontrolled bleeding, blood clots, organ damage and other serious complications can occur. It is important to have a thorough understanding as to whether or not these complications were preventable, or altogether avoidable had the Cesarean not been performed in the first place! Furthermore, healing issues and infection can last for months post C-section.
If you or someone you love has had a Cesarean birth that resulted in complications, it is important to call me today.