Cesarean Section Procedure Risks & Recovery

In the early 1980s, there were many concerns about the consequences of caesarean delivery and its negative side effects for both mother and child during and after giving birth.
Nowadays, however, and as a result of the tremendous advances in medical techniques of cesarean, all fear and anxiety associated with caesarean has completely disappeared. Indeed, fear and panic have been associated more with natural delivery compared with the simple and safe technique of caesarean.
Today, our center offers advanced cesarean techniques that contribute positively to reducing the risk of obstetric pain and taking care of the health of mother and child during delivery  and postnatal care to ensure the optimal results.
Cesarean should be used as a result of medical reasons that prevent the natural delivery and not on the own wish of the pregnant woman, as in some cases.
Let us get recognized clearly to Caesarean.

Caesarean is a sophisticated surgical technique aimed to giving birth as an alternative to the natural birth performed by vagina, and this surgery is proceeded through abdominal incision over the uterus, in order to extract both the fetus and placenta safely, and then re-stitching both uterus and abdomen cosmetically taking into consideration not causing any distortion.

Are there different types of cesarean delivery?

Caesarean delivery may be divided into two types depending on the type of the surgery:

  1. Traditional cesarean delivery (performed by a vertical upper incision in the center of the abdomen).
  2. Caesarean by performing a smaller and lower incision than the vertical incision in traditional Caesarean.

The second type is the most common type of cesarean delivery and in current time.

When to precede Caesarean delivery?

The categorization of cesarean delivery is among a list of planned surgeries and emergency surgeries.
There are cases where caesarean delivery is recommended, such as:

  • The age of pregnant women.
  • The overweight of the pregnant women.
  • Abnormal placement of the fetus in the birth canal (position of the fetus).
  • More than one fetus in the mother’s womb.
  • The mother has been subjected to a caesarean in the past.
  • Some mothers prefer to undergo cesarean section with the aim of avoiding the pain of natural birth and its risks to the fetus.
  • The mother’s desire to determine the birth date at a specific time as a result of special circumstances.

There are many reasons for a mother to undergo cesarean delivery, so we see a significant increase in caesarean delivery rates recently.

What are the preparations for Caesarean delivery?

  • It is recommended for women who go under Caesarean delivery to undergo some medical tests such as blood count and / or undergo blood transfusion functions.
    In case the mother does not suffer from any health disorders, there is no need to undergo such medical tests.
  • Anesthesia is the first procedure in caesarean delivery. The mother is subjected to local anesthesia, which is called “epidural anesthesia” or “spinal anesthesia.” This may be done immediately before surgery, by inserting a needle into the spinal cord from In order to relieve pain and discourage the internal sensation in the pelvic area and below.
  • The gynecologist in Sharjah will perform a caesarean immediately after the anesthetic effect begins, each layer of the skin will be cut to reach both the abdominal muscles and the uterine wall.

The fetus, placenta and umbilical cord are removed quickly, the wall and the abdominal muscles, as well as the fractured skin layers, are sewn.
Most cesarean operations take between 30 and 40 minutes.

  • It is advised not to move the mother after birth to lie down for 24 hours and not to be affected by movement and the use of some painkillers.
  • Stitches are removed after one week of delivery.
  • It is preferable to exercise daily activities gradually after birth and to take care of healthy foods.