Cesarean for Retinal DetachementThread
May 17, 2010 06:07 PM
I have a client who has been advised to have a cesarean for her first baby as she has a history of retinal detachment. This doens't make any sense to me. Do you have any research on this? Thanks, Nicole
May 22, 2010 01:20 AM
I don't have any research on this, but I can suggest questions your client should be asking whomever is giving her this advice:
As for the other side of the equation, "What are the risks of cesarean surgery?", here is a link to a pamphlet that covers that base. As you can see, they are numerous and potentially severe so unless the risk of permanent blindness is high and unavoidable, I would stick with planned vaginal birth if I were her.
All Times America/New_York
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