What steps are performed in a cesarean delivery (C-section)?
The technique for cesarean delivery includes the following:
Laparotomy via midline infraumbilical, vertical, or transverse (eg, Pfannenstiel, Mayland, Joel Cohen) incision
Hysterotomy via a transverse (Monroe-Kerr) or vertical (eg, Kronig, DeLee) incision
If patient has been counseled and consented prior to the procedure, an IUD can be placed prior to the repair of the hysterotomy or a Levonorgestrel subdermal implant can be placed in the patient's arm at this time
@sabuj Approximately 2-fold increase in maternal mortality and morbidity with cesarean delivery relative to a vaginal delivery: Partly related to the procedure itself, and partly related to conditions that may have led to needing to perform a cesarean delivery