Indication For C-Section


MATERNAL FACTORS
  • Prior classical C-section (vertical incision predisposes to uterine rupture with vaginal delivery)
  • Active genital herpes infection
  • Cervical carcinoma
  • Maternal trauma/demise
FETAL AND MATERNAL FACTORS
  • Cephalopelvic disproportion (most common cause of 1° C-section)
  • Placenta previa/placental abruption
  • Failed operative vaginal delivery
  • Post-term pregnancy (relative indication)
FETAL FACTORS
  • Fetal malposition (e.g., posterior chin, transverse lie, shoulder presentation)
  • Fetal distress
  • Cord compression
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis (Rh
    incompatibility)