In some cases labour does not progress normally or the foetus starts to show signs of distress that can be observed in the foetal ctg.
The baby may be perfectly healthy, but a C-section may be necessary when there are problems during dilation or if the head is not positioned properly and vaginal delivery is impossible.
A C-section is a surgery in which the baby is removed from the uterus through an incision in the abdomen above the pubic hair.
In some cases cesarean is elective, that is, the mother directly opts for a C-section and not a vaginal birth.
The decision to have a C-section can depend on the obstetrician, the site of birth and the mother’s previous deliveries and medical background of woman.