Why is LSCS needed?
Owing to its success rate in a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean), LSCS is the preferred incision in at least 95% of C-section surgeries.
A side-to-side cut is made on the lower part of the abdomen, making it safer for VBAC. This means that while a vertical cut has more chances of breaking open during the next pregnancy, a LSCS lowers this risk by a huge percentage.
Why is a C-section required in some pregnancies?
There are times when a C-section delivery is recommended over a vaginal delivery.
This can be due to the following reasons:
This means that the mother has had strong contractions for at least 24-36 hours, but her cervix is still not dilated.
For a normal delivery, the cervix needs to be dilated to 10 cm. Prolonged or stalled labor is the most common reason for a C-section surgery.
Just like labor puts the mother into immense stress, it also puts the baby in the same situation.
As desperate as the mother is to get the baby out, the same rule applies for the baby as well.
Because of this, sometimes due to labor, fetal heart rate either races up or slows down more than the usual. The only solution during times like these is a C-section surgery to deliver the baby as soon as possible.
The baby can be in a breech position, which puts him or her in danger. This means rather than head first, the baby’s butt or legs are emerging first. If manual positioning (with hands) does not work, then a C-section will be required.