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Can anyone tell me how the placenta is removed from the uterus with a caeser? Is it 'cut' out along with the baby, or is it pulled....?
Hi, after the baby is pulled out by its head or bum with hands or with forceps and the cord is clamped. The doctors doing the operation put their hands inside your uterus and scoop it out sometimes it takes an injection like given in a vaginal birth to get the uterus to contract and push the placenta off the wall of the uterus. They suck out as much blood ect as they can and wipe out the cavity of your uterus with sterile cloths. then they set about stitching you up.:)
You can ask you midwife to pick it up from the OT staff and bring it back to the ward for you if you want to look at it or take it home. Some people eat it .
Soldiers going to war even used to take it with them for good luck.
Dunno bout the smell though.
But its good fertiliser so you could even plant something in line with bubs birth & use the placenta as fertiliser !
Thats a great idea allyoo, never thought of that one, and its too late for me now, wish i would have thought of it at the time! Very special.....
I got mine after a c-sec. It's in the freezer LOL. I've also known a few women to have lotus birth c-secs. That's in my birth plan for next JUST IN CASE in the MOST UNLIKELY event that I need a c-sec so my baby doesn't have it's cord cut too soon.
(not to any post in particular - just all of them in general!)
Im with you Rach! Hehehehe! ;)
I had a c-sec, and they just pull it out after the bub, I took mine home and had a naming ceremoney at a national park, and planted it into a huge pot with a banyan tree.....and it's the healthiest looking tree I did ever see!
It was a really special day........:)
Didn't even think about looking or taking the placenta... Personally think it is a bit gross, but each to their own...
But do they have to give you an injection of hormones to have your uterus contract for it to come away? Surely they don't just give a tug and away it comes....?
On the aside I have been really surprised at the number of people who take home the placentas for burying. Haven't heard of anyone eating theirs though - and I don't think I want to!
I wrote this up the top of the page.
The doctors doing the operation put their hands inside your uterus and scoop it out sometimes it takes an injection like given in a vaginal birth to get the uterus to contract and push the placenta off the wall of the uterus.
All about eating Placentas and why you would do it?
Eating the placenta is actually more common than you realise .......... :eek:
LOl boomtish, Yeah tis not everyones taste thats for sure but as they say each to their own :D
[. I've also known a few women to have lotus birth c-secs. ]
excuse my ignorance but what is a lotus birth c-section??
A Lotus Birth is when after the baby is born/delivered the cord is not cut and it stays attached to the placenta untill the hole lot falls off 4-10 days postpartum. Some people make special bags to keep the placenta in that are salted and sented. Try a google search on the term:)
I really wanted to see my placenta after my caesar, I had it in my birth plan, but they didn't end up showing me - not sure why. I was going to ask, but it all the post-birth excitement I plum forgot! Apparently I had a very unusually shaped placenta & I was soooo.... curious to see it!
On the removal though, I did quite a lot of reading on the subject & apparently there are 2 main ways they can do it. The first is to basically just cut & pull until it comes out. The second is by controlled cord traction - same exact thing as in a vaginal delivery. They do give you an injection of syntocin (sp??) to contract your uterus and then they just gently tug until your body releases it. Only takes a minute or so. I had in my birth plan that I wanted controlled cord traction (I knew I was having the caesarian, I had placenta praevia) and one of my Drs at my pre-natal checkups said that they usually do that anyway at my hospital.
If you ask your Dr, they should be able to tell you.
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