A Caesarean section (CS) is an operational delivery, when a baby and the placenta are removed through an incision in the anterior wall of the abdominal cavity and the uterus.
During CS, pain is relieved under general or regional (spinal or epidural) anesthesia. Nowadays the most of CS are performed in regional anaesthesia and general anaesthesia is used only in specific medical conditions.
Today surgical procedures (including CS) are incomparably safer than they were even ten years ago nevertheless CSis associated with a significantly higher risk of complications than vaginal delivery.
Riga Maternity hospital recommends CS only if medically indicated. Performance of the CS on patient’s request is a paid service.