Dr. Manny: 5 things you need to know about a C-section

March 17, 2015 5:33 PM

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Dr. Manny: 5 things you need to know about a C-section

Millions of children are born in the U.S. every year, but some of them, either for fetal reasons or medical complications, must be delivered via caesarean section. The field of surgery in obstetrics in the U.S. has advanced dramatically over many decades, leading to procedures with minimal complications, few side effects and very low mortality.

1. You will be put under anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used in a C-section is usually a spinal or epidural. The anesthesiologist inserts a small needle in your back and injects a local anesthetic that will go in the space of your spine and numb the nerve roots. Immediately after this procedure,...

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