Pros and cons of an elective C-Section

OBGYN Sheryl Ross, MD, explains when elective c-sections are normally performed and the factors that may influence a woman to have an elective c-section
Elective C-Section: Pros and Cons
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Pros and cons of an elective C-Section

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Elective c-sections are done if a person want to be delivered via c-section at 39 weeks. Some of the indications for a c-section could be if there has been any trauma to the rectum or vagina or if there are any problems with the woman being able to be in a prone position to push out during labor. Sometimes, an injury to the pelvis, if they have had any, is another indication for a c-section. The other that we often see it in couples that have gone through IVF, they elect to go through a c-section. It is not always something we encourage, but there are circumstances that will allow it.

OBGYN Sheryl Ross, MD, explains when elective c-sections are normally performed and the factors that may influence a woman to have an elective c-section

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Sherry Ross, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Sherry A. Ross, MD, received her OB/GYN training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and she was honored with two teaching awards as a senior medical resident. She was a medical consultant on the books Expecting Fitness and Two at a Time.  She also has appeared on MTV, consulted for Fit Pregnancy, People, In Touch, and Shape Magazine. She has been in private practice in Santa Monica, California for the past 20 years. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Ross was the President of the Upper and Middle Division of Brentwood School and has been on the board of Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles, for three years. She is married and has three children.

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