Caesarean section (surgical delivery)
The surgical delivery is also known as a caesarean section or c-section. For this, the woman gets an aesthetic, so she does not feel any pain. The doctor makes a cut just above the pubic hair on the woman's stomach. The baby is then pulled out through this cut.
Reasons for a caesarean section
These are some of the most common reasons for a caesarean section:
- The baby's head is too big to fit through the mother's pelvis.
- The placenta is located in front of the entrance to the uterus (cervix) or the placenta detaches too soon.
- A part of umbilical cord has slipped out through the entrance of the uterus and is in the vagina. This can cause the baby to suffocate.
- The baby is not positioned with its head down.
- There is more than one baby.
- The mother is HIV-positive.
- The mother or the child has another illness, which makes a natural birth impossible.