Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Cesarean Section in Multiple Pregnancy
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
For more information on cesarean section, see the topic
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.