Cesarean deliveries, also known as C-sections, may have long-term risks for you and your baby. The level of risk depends on your overall health and whether the procedure is planned or completed as an emergency decision.
Common risks to you from this type of delivery may include:
- Infection of the wound
- Infection of the womb lining
- Excessive bleeding
- Depp being thrombosis (DVT)
- Bladder damage
- Risky future pregnancies
Common risks to your baby from this type of delivery may include a cut in the skin and breathing difficulties.
For some people, a C-section might be preferred or necessary. This is something worth discussing with your provider to make sure you understand the risks in your situation.
If you want to learn more about lowering the risk of an unnecessary C-section, you can reach out to Ovia’s Care Team for help.
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