Risks of a C-section
Although most mothers and babies do well after a c-section, there are risks. Compared with a vaginal delivery, c-sections are more likely to cause:
Your doctor can help you decide if the risks of surgery are worth taking for you.
- Harm to the bladder, blood vessels, intestines, and other nearby organs. Infection.
- Blood clots that can block blood vessels and cause trouble breathing.
- Lost bonding time between mother and baby.
- A longer time for the mother to heal after the birth.
- Problems with the placenta and uterus in later pregnancies.
- Trouble breathing for the newborn. This usually lasts for just a short time.
Your Doctor can help you decide if the risks of surgery are worth taking for you.