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Question:
Why is a Cesarean operation performed?
Answer:
There are many reasons for doing a C-section, but the main purpose is to deliver a healthy baby. Specific reasons include:
a previous Cesarean delivery
to avoid rupture of the uterus
the baby is too big to fit through the birth canal
fetal distress
compression of the umbilical cord
baby is in the breech position
placental abruption
placenta previa
multiple fetuses (in some cases)
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