Should Clomid users opt for C-sections?
There's a chance that Clomid users may be graced with twins upon conception, and it is rather common for these pregnancies to be delivered by way of Cesarean section.
There's a chance that Clomid users may be graced with twins upon conception, and it is rather common for these pregnancies to be delivered by way of Cesarean section. Most often, this is done so out of necessity, but in some cases it is simply a preventative measure. However, recent research indicates that there may be no benefits to having a C-section performed compared to a normal vaginal delivery.
The randomized trial
Researchers in Canada looked to find out whether or not a planned C-section had any benefits over a standard delivery in mothers who were carrying twins. There were a total of 1,398 participants who were randomly assigned between the two methods of birthing. However, since there are often complications when delivering more than one baby, not all planned vaginal deliveries followed through. In fact, 43.8 percent of the vaginal deliveries actually happened, and 90.7 of the c-sections did. However, barring a lack of complications during birth, investigators found that there wasn't a significant difference in outcomes - including fetal or neonatal death or serious neonatal morbidity.
Based on this collected data, it was concluded that there was no benefit to delivering by way of a planned C-section when carrying twins.
"Even with [single births], about one-third of women who plan to have a vaginal birth end up delivering by Cesarean," Dr. Jon Barrett, author on the study, told LiveScience.
So, even though parents expecting twins do not have to opt for a C-section as a precaution, it's not uncommon that they will end up delivering their babies this way. However, it's important that moms and dads are aware that vaginal delivery is an safe option to consider.
C-sections are performed by way of a surgical opening that is located in the mother's lower abdominal area. Often times, this is completed while the patient is conscious. There are a number of issues that may arise during a pregnancy or delivery that require the need for a C-section. For instance:
- One or both of the babies may have an abnormal heart rate, be in a undeliverable position or show developmental problems.
- The mother may suffer from genital herpes or HIV, have large uterine fibroids or suffer from a severe illness at the time of delivery.
- Issues with the placenta - such as covering the birth canal or prematurely separating from the uterine wall - can call for a C-section.
Clomid users can talk to their doctors about which delivery method is the best option for them.