Sometimes women in labor require a cesarean delivery. These deliveries can be categorized as nonurgent, urgent, or emergent, based on the circumstances. Emergent (also known as “stat”) cesarean deliveries are usually performed when concerns over the health of the fetus are so significant that every minute counts. In these situations, the operation itself it performed very quickly from the first incision until delivery of the baby, which can be as quick as one to two minutes. One potential concern with this type of surgical technique is whether there is an increased risk to the mother when performing an emergent cesarean delivery.
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