You will be given anesthesia, and a plastic tube a catheter
will be placed in your bladder to drain your urine during the procedure. Once you are asleep, your doctor will then make a 6- to 8-inch incision in your abdomen, directly over your uterus. If you've had a cesarean section before, your surgeon will usually try to go through the previous scar. Once the surgeon is inside, another incision will be made through the uterus. Your baby is then delivered through this opening. The umbilical cord is cut, and your baby is handed to a Pediatrician
, who will take him or her to a small, warmly lit plastic crib, cleaned and put in warmer.
Your placenta will then be carefully removed from your uterus. At this time, you may also receive Oxytocin
, which is a drug that causes the uterus to contract and helps prevent serious bleeding.