What are some of the risks involved in a cesarean section delivery?
Like any surgery, a cesarean section involves some risks. These might include:
- Loss of blood.
- A blood clot that may break off and enter the bloodstream (embolism).
- Injury to the bowel or bladder.
- A cut that might weaken the uterine wall.
- Abnormalities of the placenta in subsequent pregnancies.
- Risks from general anesthesia.
- Fetal injury.