Reasons for C-sections

OBGYN Jay Goldberg, MD, explains medical reasons that can lead to a doctor choosing to perform an anticipated or unanticipated C-section during childbirth
Reasons For An Elective and Unanticipated C-Section
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Reasons for C-sections

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Anticipated c-sections are for reasons like, malpresentation. The baby is breech or it is not head down. If you have twins and one of the babies is breech, specifically the first one, your doctor is going to recommend a c-section. If you have had a prior c-section, your doctor may recommend a c-section. If you have had two prior c-sections, your doctor is most likely going to recommend a c-section. Those are anticipated. The unanticipated c-section. You've gone into labor and end up with a c-section. There are many reasons those can happen, distress in the baby, failure to dilate, or you can get all the way to ten centimeters, push and not be able to deliver the baby vaginally. The ultimate goal is to get the baby out in a healthy manner, so a c-section shouldn't be a scary thing because sometimes it's necessary. You will talk to your doctor about whether or not you will need one.

OBGYN Jay Goldberg, MD, explains medical reasons that can lead to a doctor choosing to perform an anticipated or unanticipated C-section during childbirth

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Jay Goldberg, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Jay Goldberg is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996 after completing his undergraduate education at the University of California-San Diego. His internship and residency training took place at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles.

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