|Why might you need a Caesarean Section?
C-sections can be unplanned or planned. Unplanned caesareans
are applied when either mother or baby experience serious
trouble before or during labour or delivery. Most common
circumstances are problems with the umbilical cord, bleeding
from the placenta or slow progress of labour. Occasionally
maternal illness causes a caesarean birth, like heart disease,
active herpes and HIV infection, in which case the decision
could be taken some time in advance of the event. An abnormal
foetal position or in some cases maternal diabetes could
be as well responsible for a planned c-section. Your doctor
may prescribe a caesarean for other reasons that he will
discuss with you. The main thing to remember is that these
decisions are taken with the aim of optimum mother and child
health as the driving factor.