What Happens During a C Section? With Dr. Duerkes, You’re In Good Hands

Learn What Happens During a C Section


Are you wondering what happens during a C section? If you are considering giving birth, you should know that about 32 per cent of babies delivered in the United States are delivered by C section. This may or may not match up with your own vision of your pregnancy. A C section is a surgical procedure, and therefore comes with risks. But in most cases that they are performed, it is because a C section is medically necessary for the health and safety of mother, baby or both. Keep reading to learn what happens during a C section. If you are in need of expert, compassionate prenatal care from a doctor experienced with vaginal delivery and C section alike, learn more about Dr. James Duerkes at NuWave Women’s Health!

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Cesarean Section: What to Expect​


C section surgery typically takes 25 to 30 minutes. While the patient is under general anesthesia, your doctor will cut through skin and fascia of the abdomen to reach the peritoneal cavity. In most women a horizontal incision is made at the bikini line. For some women it may be a vertical incision beneath the bellybutton. Through this incision, an instrument is used to move the bladder out of the way, and the doctor will manually separate your abdominal muscles (which have a natural separation, so no cuts are made). Then the doctor will make an incision in the uterus. They will put pressure on the uterus to squeeze the baby out of the incision.


Now that you know what happens during a C section, learn more about Dr. James Duerkes. He can guide you through every step of your pregnancy, whether you are delivering vaginally or by C section.

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Patient Testimonials: What Happens During a C Section with Dr. Duerkes


“Dr. Duerkes did an amazing job with the delivery of our son. From the moment we met Dr. Duerkes we knew we were in good hands. My wife suffered some complications with delivering vaginally, and we had to deliver via emergency C-Section. Dr. Duerkes was calm and collected, and managed his assistants and nursing staff with extreme confidence. I am so happy we had him to bring our son in this world and couldn't have received better recommendations, advice, care, and attention to detail. Thank you Dr. Duerkes for everything!” - Elgin David on Google Reviews


“HANDS DOWN!! Dr. Duerkes was on call during the week my on OB was on a weekend vacation. I had to delivery a 1week prior to my due date. I was so satisfy with his bedside matter. He was concern for my health and the baby health as if i was his own patient. He is very informative with the answers to all my questions and concerns. I was schedule for vaginal birth due to my AFI decrease. I had to have an emergency c section. The option for a c section was not what I planned. Dr. Duerkes explain in details to the situation I was in at the moment and the importance of why the c section was decided. Dr. Duerkes was absolutely Amazing, Passionate, Great bedside matters, and warm welcoming. Sadly I already have a OB-Gyn I have been with about 16 years.  Definitely if you are looking for a great bedside matter, passionate, listen to your questions and concerns, informative with his answers. He is your OB Physician believe me you wont be disappointed with his service.” - Kisha Saint Jean on Google Reviews


Sources for This Article:


Having a C-Section - What To Expect

C-Section - Health.com

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Dr. Duerkes came highly recommended during my pregnancy and after meeting him at my first prenatal visit I knew for sure I was in good hands. He has wonderful bedside manners, he's kind and compassionate and most importantly to me, I love that he takes the time to learn about me and my concerns to better care for me. His entire team from the girls at the front desk as well as his partner are all professional and friendly. You will not be disappointed.

Dr. Duerkes was drawn to Obstetrics & Gynecology because it is a specialty that includes multiple aspects of medicine, including office preventative care, surgery, and internal medicine. He was also drawn to the unique relationship between doctor and patient that comes with providing gynecologic and pregnancy care. Read Dr. Duerkes’s full bio here.

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