C-section Specialist

Woman to Woman OB/GYN -  - OB-GYN

Woman to Woman OB/GYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY

Dr. Suzanne M. Greenidge is an OB/GYN serving the Westchester, Yonkers, New York area at her clinic, Woman to Woman. She offers a place where women can find complete care for all of their health care needs including cesarean sections. She welcomes women from all over New York to her clinic.

C-section Q & A

What is a cesarean section?

A cesarean section, or c-section, is the surgical procedure used to deliver a baby when a vaginal birth is not the best option for the mother or the baby. The procedure is completed by cutting through the abdomen and uterus of the mother to remove the baby. In most circumstances when this procedure is needed, it is performed as an emergency surgery when a complication arises during labor and delivery.

Why would a cesarean delivery be necessary?

There are many reasons that a cesarean section might be the best option for delivery including:

  • Stalled labor: When labor does not progress due to issues such as the cervix not opening despite strong contractions or the baby being too large to pass through the vaginal canal, a c-section is an option to deliver the baby and reduce trauma on the mother and infant.
  • Abnormal position: C-sections could provide the safest delivery option if the baby is in a position where his or her feet or buttocks are positioned to enter the birth canal first or if the baby is positioned at a slant with his or her shoulder or side in the birth position.
  • Multiple babies: A cesarean helps to deliver multiple babies because they are often delivered earlier due to the space they take up in the uterus.
  • Problems with the umbilical cord or placenta: When there are issues with the umbilical cord or placenta, the baby is at risk of not getting enough oxygen or nutrients which can cause further complications. In these cases, it might be safer to deliver the baby quickly via a c-section instead of waiting for a natural vaginal birth.
  • Previous c-sections: Often, when women have previously delivered via c-section, the uterine and abdominal walls are not strong enough to withstand the force needed during a natural birth. In these cases, a cesarean delivery may be scheduled to prevent complications.

What happens during a cesarean delivery?

A cesarean is a surgical procedure performed under anesthetic. Mothers will be cleaned with antibacterial soap before surgery. In most cases, regional anesthesia will be applied allowing the mother to remain conscious throughout the procedure, which takes place behind a curtain. The doctor will make the incision, remove the baby, clear its mouth and nose of fluids, and clamp and cut the umbilical cord. Once the baby is safely delivered, the doctor will remove the placenta and close the incisions. Recovery takes a little bit longer than a vaginal delivery, with most mothers saying in the hospital for up to three days.


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