There are many factors that are taken into consideration when you think about a delivery. It is just not the process of getting the baby out. A delivery is not merely enduring labour pains and making sure the baby has found a passage out into the world. Just like there are several things checked each time you visit the gynaecologist during your pregnancy, there is as much care taken while you are in labour.
When in labour, there are constant checks maintained on the body parameters and how the mother is coping with the pain and labour. There are some incidences when the mother has developed certain issues and cannot be made to go through a normal delivery, and must go in for a cesarian. Some of these conditions are as follows.
Many times the baby is very large and is difficult to get out. This can also occur if the mother is of a very small build and will be unable to take labour. In this case, in the best interest of both mother and baby, a cesarean section is preferred.
There are times when labour is progressing very well. Sometimes, all of a sudden labour gets arrested. You will either find that the cervix stops dilating, or even labour pains vanish suddenly. This can cause a lot of trauma for the baby who is already uneasy. It is important in such cases to rush for a cesarean section and get the baby out as soon as possible.
The mother can be found to have toxemia, or high blood pressure during pregnancy. In this case, the chances of having a normal delivery are very low. A planned C section is had on consent with the parents.
In case the mother is found to have fibroids or tumours in the cervix during pregnancy, she must have a C section since this must also be removed along with the baby. A planned operation is undertaken in this case.
In case the pregnancy is induced, or the mother is having a precious pregnancy, the doctor takes no chances. A C section is planned in advance and conducted when mother and baby are ready.
If the mother is found to have vaginal infections, a cesarean section is preferred.