At Emory Decatur Hospital, we know every woman hopes for an easy, uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. Yet, when problems do arise and cesarean delivery is necessary, three maternity surgical suites and six recovery rooms are conveniently located near our Labor-Delivery-Recovery suites. Women who require cesarean section in Atlanta will find Emory Decatur Hospital’s team of women’s health experts ready to make the experience as easy as possible.
Cesarean delivery, often referred to as C-section delivery or a C-section, is a surgery that is performed to deliver the baby when a vaginal birth is not possible or threatens the safety of the mother or her baby. In most cases, cesarean section in Atlanta is done while you are awake but anesthetized from the bra-line or waist to the legs by epidural or spinal anesthesia. An incision is made across the abdomen just above the pubic area. The uterus is opened, the amniotic fluid is drained and the baby is delivered.
Cesarean section in Atlanta and across the country has become quite common with about one-fourth of all babies delivered. It is a very safe procedure and the rate of serious complications is very low. Most women will stay in the hospital 48 to 72 hours after a cesarean section in Atlanta, although recovery does take longer than a vaginal delivery. Women who have had a cesarean delivery may be able to have a normal vaginal delivery with later pregnancies.