With Egypt being the second-highest country in the cesarean delivery rate, Egyptian gynecologists are known to prefer C-sections so expect your physician to suggest one. However, it’s eventually your choice, some moms-to-be choose to go through vaginal birth, while others prefer a C-section. However, in some particular cases, it’s not really an option.
Placenta previa is a condition that happens when the placenta is located above the cervix, in a way that’s partially or totally covering it. A vaginal delivery might not be an option if you have placenta previa.
Fetal breech presentation
Breech presentation is when the unborn baby is positioned in the uterus in a way that their buttocks and/or feet are above the birth canal, and not the other way around (the head), which is the natural position for delivery. Breech positions can vary, however, if the baby is in a breech position of any kind, then a vaginal delivery can be very hazardous.
Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and if the mother has it, it could be transmitted to the baby through vaginal delivery, which is why a mom-to-be with Herpes should opt for a C-section.
Umbilical cord prolapse
A prolapsed umbilical cord is a condition when the umbilical cord prolapses or drops into the dilated vagina before the baby’s head. This could happen before or during labor. In a similar case, a cesarean delivery is recommended and considered a safer option.
Repeated C-section deliveries
While vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is possible, repeated C-sections make a mother prone to complications. Although research hasn’t established a specific maximum number for C-sections to be in a safe-zone, yet, the more C-sections a mom undergoes, the harder it is for her to give birth vaginally.