C Section Specialist

Women's Care OB/GYN

OBGYNs located in Totowa, NJ

More than 30% of pregnant women in the United States delivery their babies via cesarean section (C-section). The physicians at Women’s Care OB/GYN in Totowa, New Jersey, are experts in their field and can safely deliver your baby whether your C-section is planned or an emergency. To learn more about your delivery options, including a C-section, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

C Section Q & A

What is a C-section?

A C-section is a surgical procedure that assists in the delivery of your baby through an incision made in your abdominal wall and uterus. For some women, the C-section is planned, while others may need an emergency C-section due to issues that occur during your delivery.

Why would I need a C-section?

Your physician at Women’s Care OB/GYN usually recommends a C-section if there’s concern that a vaginal delivery may affect you or your baby’s health.

Common reasons you may need a C-section include:

  • Baby is in distress or breech
  • Delivery is stalled or not progressing
  • Placenta previa, where the placenta is positioned at the birth canal
  • Mechanical blockage, such as a fibroid
  • Prolapsed umbilical cord, when the umbilical cord is delivered before the baby
  • You’re carrying more than one baby
  • A personal health condition that makes a vaginal delivery risky

If you had a C-section before, your physician may suggest the surgical procedure again to reduce risk. Some women also request a C-section if they have concerns about a vaginal delivery.

Women’s Care OB/GYN has an on-site ultrasound machine, which allows your physician to closely monitor your baby’s position and the position of your placenta, which assists in the planning and scheduling of a C-section.

What can I expect during a C-section?

The C-section is a surgical procedure conducted at the hospital. You’re usually awake for the procedure, but an anesthetic is used to stop any pain before the incision is made.

During the procedure, your OB/GYN expertly cuts through your skin, muscle, and uterus to bring your baby out into the world. As your baby is being cleaned and examined, your OB/GYN closes the incision with precision and care.

How do I recover from a C-section?

A C-section is an open surgical procedure and requires some time to heal. Your physician at Women’s Care OB/GYN will provide specific instructions on what to expect and the types of activities you need to avoid as your body heals.

You may need to refrain from lifting anything heavier than your baby and engaging in strenuous physical activity, including sexual intercourse, for up to six weeks. Your OB/GYN monitors you closely during your recovery phase.

For expert prenatal care and delivery, call Women’s Care OB/GYN, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.