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i am having a planned c section...what all is involved with it...do they still have to soften the cervix, or do i have to be dialated...or what all goes with it..please help

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jesslovesyou08

Asked by jesslovesyou08 at 7:43 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Your dr. will sit down with you around 36wks and you will pick a date somewhere between 38-40wks, then if you dont go into labor before then they will bring you in the night before. thats all i know cause i never made it to my date. But no they wont do anything to start labor if you are having a c-sec.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • Nope. Nothing about your cervix or dialation matters. If it is planned for a particular day you just go in really early that day and they hook you up to IV's, give you your epidural, make an incision from the inside of one hip bone to the inside of the other (about 6 inches) and take out the baby! Then they sew/staple you all back up and you are done!!
    VAMommyX4

    Answer by VAMommyX4 at 7:46 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • You'll pick a date, go to the hospital, get an IV, and then have a c-section. They won't even check your cervix most of the time - if you're having a c-section anyway, your cervix doesn't really matter.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • They numb you from the chest down, put a drape up so that you cannot see what's going on. Then they cut you open through the many layers of skin and then the muscle and then the uterus. Then the rupture the bag of waters and pull your child out, cut the umbilical cord and wisk them to the warming unit to do the APGAR and other things to make sure that your baby is okay. While they are checking on the baby they start to sew you up. This takes some time. Once they are finished with your baby they wrap them up and let you see them, take a pic or two and wisk them away to really clean them up. After you are sewn up you go to a recovery room for about an hour and then from there you will go to your postpartum room. That's about it. How long you stay will be up to your dr.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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