C-section Specialist

Julia Chowdhury, MD, FACOG -  - Board Certified OB/GYN

Center for Women's Healthcare

Julia Chowdhury, MD, FACOG

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Plano, TX

Dr. Julia Chowdhury, MD, FCOG, located in Plano, TX, is a fellow-trained OB/GYN who has extensive experience in performing C-section deliveries, when necessary. Dr. Chowdhury has the expertise to determine when a C-section is the best method for delivery and the skill to effectively perform the surgery for women throughout the Dallas area.

C-section Q & A

What is a C-section?


A C-section – or cesarean delivery —is a surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered via incisions in the mother's stomach and uterus. A C-section may or may not be planned in advance.


What are the reasons for having a C-section?


A C-section is recommended when the doctor believes it is the safest means of delivery for the mother, baby or both.  C-sections are usually performed under regional anesthesia, in which only the lower part of the body is numbed and the woman is awake during the surgery. If the C-section is an emergency, general anesthesia may be used. Common reasons a doctor will elect to perform a C-section include

  • Labor isn’t progressing
  • The baby's head is too large to fit through the birth canal.
  • The baby is in distress
  • The baby is in an awkward position, such as its head is first (breech)
  • The mother is carrying multiple babies. 
  • There is an issue with the placenta
  • There is an issue with the umbilical cord
  • C-sections may be planned if there have been complications during pregnancy or the mom to be has had a C-section in the past
  • Mechanical obstruction, which could include a large fibroid obstructing the birth canal or a displaced pelvis


What does a recovery from a C-section entail?


A C-section is major surgery. It requires rest and about six weeks to fully recover. Women and babies typically stay in the hospital for two to three days following a C-section. The mother is urged to get up and walk as soon as possible, in order to speed recovery and prevent blood clots, and constipation. Women are prescribed pain medication that won prevent their ability to breast-feed. Once home, new moms should not lift anything heavier than their baby, and need to refrain from intercourse until given the go ahead by their doctor.

Insurance Information

We accept most major insurances but please note, we do NOT accept the following: Medicaid, Medicare, Molina, Amerigroup, Superior Health, CHIP Perinate, or Parkland

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