9 Real Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section

If you're lucky, the final weeks of your pregnancy are spent asking fellow moms what you really need to know about childbirth. I asked all the down and dirty questions getting ready for the birth day. Most, if not all, of the moms I spoke with had delivered their children vaginally, so there was the requisite Sitz Bath discussion and the "honey, get the biggest maxipads you can find" comments. But no one prepared me for what I needed if I had a C-section. A C-section is, obviously, a whole different beast of childbirth, which I learned just over two years ago when I had my son. Sure, I was fully prepped with maxi pads and breast milk bags and the usual gear, but I was completely at a loss for what to do during and after the procedure. In an attempt to be the Friend Who Gives You Unsolicited But Useful Advice, here are some things you need to know if you have a C-section, courtesy of yours truly. DURING THE SURGERY 1. That "mild tugging sensation" line was clearly first said by a man. Mild is perhaps the understatement of the century. You feel like the wind is being taken out of you as your teeth chatter from the anesthesia. This is not a surgery for claustrophobes, as you're completely stuck on the table -- arms pinned down -- while the inability to breathe overwhelms you. IN THE HOSPITAL 2. The catheter keeps you company in the days following birth because you can't really walk to the bathroom without those trusty ab muscles helping you out (more...
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Conclusions: This case suggested that negative pressure operating room, skillful medical team, and enhanced personal protective equipment including N95 masks, surgical cap, double gown, double gloves, shoe covers, and powered air-purifying respirator are required at the hospital for safe delivery in such a case. PMID: 32229802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
We report the case of a pregnant patient diagnosed with Cockayne syndrome, submitted successfully to spinal anesthesia for a cesarean section due to cephalopelvic disproportion. In view of the difficult decision between inducing general anesthesia in a patient with a likely difficult airway, or neuraxial anesthesia in a patient with cardiovascular, respiratory and neurocognitive limitations, we suggest tailored management to reach the best results for the mother and newborn. PMID: 32173062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
Do pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus require more opioids during the immediate postoperative period after cesarean section?BMC Anesthesiology
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ConclusionsThoracic ultrasound is a non-invasive and easy-to-use tool for detecting fluid intolerance in pregnant women undergoing cesarean section. BNP levels were slow to rise following the cesarean section and did not show any clear correlation with fluid volumes administered.
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report the case of a pregnant patient diagnosed with Cockayne Syndrome, submitted successfully to spinal anesthesia for a cesarean section due to cephalopelvic disproportion. In view of the difficult decision between inducing general anesthesia in a patient with a likely difficult airway, or neuraxial anesthesia in a patient with cardiovascular, respiratory and neurocognitive limitations, we suggest tailored management to reach the best results for the mother and newborn.ResumoA síndrome de Cockayne é doença multissistêmica autossômica recessiva devido à falha no reparo do DNA. Or...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
We describe a successful case of a pregnant patient with type I hereditary angioedema submitted to a C-section.ResumoO angioedema hereditário é uma doença autossômica dominante, que se manifesta por crises súbitas, recorrentes e de gravidade variável de edema subcutâneo e submucoso, que podem ocorrer espontaneamente ou em resposta a gatilhos. São conhecidos três tipos de angioedema hereditário. A doença é condicionada por diminuição do nível plasmático ou alteração da capacidade funcional do inibidor d...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionCombined Rendez-vous isthmoplasty is feasible, safe, and effective in experienced hands, giving the surgeon a comprehensive evaluation of the anatomy of the isthmocele, and increasing the odds of a complete resection and restoration of the anatomy 4, 5, 6, 7. In this patient, the procedure was uneventful, without any intra- or postoperative complications, and the symptoms were completely controlled.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
G Arora, N SahniJournal of Postgraduate Medicine 2020 66(1):51-53 Sheehan's syndrome (SS) is caused by infarction of the pituitary gland usually precipitated by hypotension due to massive uterine hemorrhage during the peripartum period. Once SS develops, it becomes a major comorbidity for the young females and predisposes them to further medical, obstetric, and anesthetic complications. Herein, we report the perioperative anesthetic management of a 28-year-old female, already diagnosed with SS precipitated by urosepsis and septicemic shock in a previous pregnancy, now presenting with twin pregnancy for elective cesare...
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Publication date: December 2019Source: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Volume 34, Issue 4Author(s): Xu Li, Biye Wu, Mingzhu Zhang, Le ShenObjectiveNeuraxial block is the most common anesthesia method for cesarean section (CS). However, for some urgent and high-risk cesarean delivery, general anesthesia (GA) also plays a very important role. We aimed to find out the reasons of choosing GA for CS in our center and the factors that may be related to the maternal and fetal outcomes.MethodsWe retrospectively selected parturients who had CS procedures under GA in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1, 2014 to De...
Source: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We present a case of a 44-year-old pregnant female known for DCM with low ejection fraction who underwent an elective cesarean section and tubal ligation. The patient was transferred to the intensive care unit in a stable condition with a favorable outcome. Awareness about the appropriate anesthetic management for this type of patients is of paramount importance because similar cases are likely to be encountered with the advances in modern medicine.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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