The most common problems following cesarean delivery are:
Infection of the uterine lining (endometritis)
Injury to other pelvic organs, such as the bowel or bladder
Risks to the baby include:
Skin cuts made during the uterine incision
Delay in absorbing amniotic fluid from the lungs
There are also possible complications from anesthesia. General anesthesia provides deep, total relaxation of the body, which can lead to stomach acids flowing into the woman's lungs. This is a rare complication. The after-effects of general anesthesia can also make the mother and baby sleepy and delay mother-infant bonding. Headache may occur after regional anesthesia, whether this is used for cesarean delivery or pain management in labor.