A 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 recovering.
For more information on cesarean section, see the topic Cesarean Section.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine|
|Last Revised||July 8, 2011|