Emergency C-section?

In what scenario might I have to have an emergency c-section?
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Updated January 30, 2017
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In general, emergency c-sections are called for if anything happens to put you or baby in danger, like a prolapsed cord (umbilical cord coming out ahead of baby), placental abruption (the placenta starts coming loose, causing you and baby to loose blood), a breech presentation (baby isn’t head-down for delivery), or fetal distress. You might also wind up with an emergency c-section if your labor stops progressing or takes way too long, especially if it has been several hours since your membranes ruptured (once he isn’t surrounded by the amniotic sac, baby is susceptible to infection).

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