C-section Specialist

Mian OB/GYN & Associates

Rafiq Mian, MD

OB/GYN located in Silver Spring, MD

In some births, a C-section is the best choice for the safety of the mother and the child. Dr. Rafiq Mian at Mian OB/GYN & Associates: Rafiq Mian in Silver Spring, Maryland, has the expertise needed to perform C-sections that result in healthy moms and babies.

C-section Q & A

What is a C-Section?

A cesarean section, commonly referred to as a C-section, is an abdominal delivery via incision. It is sometimes performed instead of a vaginal birth.

Are C-Sections Safe?

C-sections are widely considered to be safe surgeries today, but it is important to understand that a C-section is still a major surgery. While not common, infection, blood loss, and other risks are possible. The doctor will discuss C-section with the mother to make sure that she understands both the advantages and the potential risks of this delivery method.

What Is the Best Way to Prepare for a C-Section?

C-sections are often scheduled today, which gives a mom enough time to make some important preparations. Mothers should arrange for help at home, including grocery shopping, care of other children, and household chores. Mothers who are having a C-section should make every effort to eat and live as healthfully as possible before the C-section as this can result in a smoother and easier surgery and recovery. After a C-section, mom and baby will spend more time in the hospital than they would with a vaginal birth, so it is important to plan for this as well.

How Is a C-Section Performed?

The anesthesiologist administers spinal anesthesia in most C-sections. General anesthesia is a possibility in some cases as well. During the birth, the doctor creates incisions in the abdomen, followed by incisions in the uterus itself. The baby is then removed, along with the placenta. The incisions are then sutured closed. C-section surgeries generally take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, although complicated surgeries and multiple births may take longer.

What Is the Recovery Process After a C-Section?

It takes about 6 weeks for the incisions to heal after a C-section. Most women have some fatigue until they are fully healed. To recover in the fastest and best way possible, it is important to stay hydrated and properly nourished. It is usually recommended that women avoid intercourse until they are fully healed from the C-section.


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