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cesarean section (C-section) makes it possible to
deliver a fetus through an incision in a woman's abdomen and uterus.
Multiple pregnancies usually require a cesarean delivery. But for twin births, vaginal delivery may be an option.
You may need a cesarean delivery if:
A twin vaginal birth after one previous cesarean (VBAC) is
sometimes considered a safe choice. For more information, see the topic
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
A cesarean section is a surgical operation, and recovery is longer
than after a routine vaginal delivery. You will need extra help while
For more information on cesarean section, see the topic
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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