C-Section: Procedure, Benefits, Recovery And Cost

C-section also called as cesarean delivery, is a procedure in which the baby is delivered through an incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus rather than through the vagina. A C-section may be medically necessary if:

  • Labor is not progressing
  • Multiple gestations, such as twins or triplets, have occurred
  • The fetus has experienced an emergency or severe health concern 
  • The baby is too large to travel through the cervix 
  • The mother has complicating conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure 

A C-section may be planned or unplanned and the decision is taken by the gynecologist. In a C-section, the gynecologist or obstetrician makes a cut across the abdomen and womb while the mother is under an epidural or spinal anesthetic.

C-Section Benefits

There are various benefits to having a c-section but that doesn’t mean you should schedule the operation unless it’s needed, and that decision will always be taken by the doctor. Cesarean deliveries are on the rise globally. A cesarean section (c-section) can be the safest option if there are concerns about mother’s or baby’s, health. A planned c-section might reduce the risk of pain during and after the birth, injury to the vagina, heavy bleeding after the birth, loss of bladder control, the womb, vagina, bowel or bladder pushing against the wall of the vagina. This doesn’t mean that these things won’t happen, but the risk is lower as compared to in vaginal birth.

C-Section Recovery

After a C-section, the mother and the newborn can expect to remain in hospitals for 2–4 days. The new mother may experience pain at the site of the incision, cramping, and bleeding with or without clots for 4–6 weeks. The severity of these symptoms may vary for different women who have undergone the operation, but it improves fairly quickly as time passes. Below are the recommended steps to do for a quick c-section recovery:

  • Maintain hydration and drink plenty of water

  • Take medications as directed by the doctor

  • Rest when necessary and avoid strenuous physical activities.

  • Give support to the incision and abdomen with the use of a pregnancy belt or pillow

C-Section Cost In Pakistan

C-section cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 60,000 - 200,000. It varies depending upon the gynecologist, materials used and hospital expenditure. Below is the list of best gynecologists who perform c-section in Pakistan.

C-Section FAQs

In a C-section, the gynecologist or obstetrician makes a cut across the abdomen and womb from which the baby is delivered while the mother is under an epidural or spinal anesthetic.
A C-section might reduce the risk of pain during and after birth as compared to natural or vaginal birth.
After a C-section, the mother and the newborn can expect to remain in hospitals for 2–4 days and it takes a time of six weeks to heal completely.
Since the epidural or spinal anesthesia is given to the mother, the lower body will remain pain-free despite the mother not being fully unconscious. The mother may feel a tugging or pulling sensation.
C-section is a procedure in which the baby is delivered through an incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus rather than through the vagina.

Best Doctors for C-Section In Pakistan

Dr. Shaheena Asif

  • MBBS,FCPS
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility
  • High-risk cases of Obstetrics
  • review-img74 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • Rs. 2500 - 3500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Sarochana Khemani

  • MBBS, FCPS (I), MRCOG
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • High-risk surgery Obs & Gyne
  • review-img49 Positive Reviews
  • Karachi
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Saleha Batool Virk

  • MBBS, MCPS, FCPS
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility Expert
  • Infertility
  • High-risk cases of Obstetrics
  • High-risk surgery Obs & Gyne
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • review-img9 Positive Reviews
  • Multan
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu - 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Rabia Wajid

  • MBBS, FCPS
  • Gynecologist
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • review-img32 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Prof. Dr. Najma Ghaffar

  • MBBS, MCPS, FCPS
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility Expert
  • Infertility
  • High-risk cases of Obstetrics
  • High-risk surgery Obs & Gyne
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Women’s health
  • Care in pregnancy
  • Pcnl
  • infertility
  • microsurgery
  • penile implants
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrician
  • Infertility Services
  • Peads nutrition
  • diabetic management
  • adlut nutrition
  • review-img40 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 700 - 1700
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Nazli Hameed

  • MBBS, FCPS, FRCOG(UK), Fellow in Assisted Concepttion (UK) and Urogynecology (SG), Diploma in Minimal access Surgery (FR)
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility Expert
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Urogynecology
  • review-img118 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Umber Jalil Bakhtiar

  • MBBS, MCPS, FCPS (Obstetrician & Gynecology)
  • Gynecologist
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrician
  • Infertility Services
  • review-img104 Positive Reviews
  • Islamabad
  • PKR 1800
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Nabila Naz

  • MBBS, MCPS , MPH(AUSTRALIA), S.T.A.R.T(Infertility) (AUSTRALIA) Infertility Expert,
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility Expert
  • Infertility
  • High-risk surgery Obs & Gyne
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • Women’s health
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrician
  • Infertility Services
  • Medicine
  • Antenatal Checkup
  • Caesarean Section/ C-Section
  • review-img2 Positive Reviews
  • Quetta
  • Rs. 1000 - 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Tahmina Sardar

  • MBBS, FCPS (Obs & Gyn)
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility
  • High-risk cases of Obstetrics
  • High-risk surgery Obs & Gyne
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • review-img132 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Misbah Malik

  • MBBS, MCPS, FCPS
  • Gynecologist
  • High-risk cases of Obstetrics
  • Aesthetic Gynecology for Vaginal Laxity
  • Vaginal Trauma after Child Birth
  • Urine Leakage
  • review-img108 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • Rs. 1500 - 2500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Syeda Riffat Iqbal

  • MBBS, FCPS
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility
  • Antenatal Checkup
  • Caesarean Section/ C-Section
  • review-img21 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Farhat Rashid

  • MBBS, FCPS (Obs & Gyn), MD (USA)
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility Expert
  • review-img22 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Thu - 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Shysta Shaukat

  • MBBS, FCPS (Gyn & Obs)
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility
  • High-risk cases of Obstetrics
  • review-img58 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 1500
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat - 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Fareeha Saleem

  • MBBS
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrician
  • Infertility Expert
  • High-risk cases of Obstetrics
  • High-risk surgery Obs & Gyne
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrician
  • Infertility Services
  • review-img4 Positive Reviews
  • Multan
  • PKR 700
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Shamayela Hanif

  • MBBS, FCPS, MRCOG, DCPS
  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecology
  • Infertility Expert
  • High-risk cases of Obstetrics
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • review-img6 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri - 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Available Today
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Dr. Faiza Malik

  • MBBS, DGO
  • Gynecologist
  • Infertility
  • Hormonal Issues of Women
  • review-img29 Positive Reviews
  • Lahore
  • PKR 2000
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Available Today
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