Cesarean Section (C-Section): The Medical Reasons – Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy
The video below explains the medical reasons for having a Cesarean Section (C-Section). Some of the reasons include:
Shoulder dystocia - which can lead to a brachial plexus injury ( Erb’s Palsy)
Lack of oxygen to the child – Which can lead to Cerebral Palsy
Abnormal Heart rate of the child – Leading to brain damage and cerebral palsy
Any other signs of fetal distress.
Health of the mother at risk- i.e. preexisting liver or heart problems
And finally some infections will warrant a C-section