Often, the baby’s condition forces the doctors to decide that the mother must be operated and cannot have a normal delivery. Some of the reasons are described here. About ninety percent of decisions are taken because the baby is in an improper position. If the head of the baby is downwards, there is little problem. However, if the head is in a transverse or oblique position, there is no chance of having a normal delivery. There are also instances where the baby’s head is up, and the feet point downwards. This kind of position is known as a breach position. In this case also, it is common to have a C section.
There is also a condition called foetal distress which determines that a C section must be had. When in labour, the heart rate of the baby is constantly monitored. If there are any irregularities found, it means the baby is in too much trauma. Here, a C section is ordered immediately.
Towards the end of the pregnancy, the baby settles into the birth canal. In this case, there is less discomfort, and the frequency of urination also increases for the mother. This process is known as lightning. If lightning does not occur, it is not possible to have a normal delivery.
Sometimes, a part of the cord of the baby comes out of the mother’s body even before she has gone into labour. It is normal, and occurs sometimes. If the cord is pulsating well, the doctor might advise that you carry on with your pregnancy and opt for a normal delivery. However, if the cord is pulsating irregularly, a normal delivery will not be possible.
There are also cases when the cord is found to be around the baby’s neck. The doctor is in the best position to judge the situation and decide if a normal delivery will be possible in this case.
If the baby passes stools or meconium while still in the stomach, it could be very dangerous, since the baby could swallow the stool and. In this case, the mother is rushed for an emergency operation.