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Caesarean

, Caesarian (US), Cesarean, Cesarian
1. of or relating to any of the Caesars, esp Julius Caesar (100--44 bc), Roman general, statesman, and historian
2. Surgery
a. short for Caesarean section
b. (as modifier): Caesarean birth
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Caesarean section is the removal of the foetus through an incision on the abdominal wall and the intact uterus.
OLDER mothers are helping fuel a rise in Caesarean sections, which are now at an all-time high, figures suggest.
This high caesarean section rate is mainly the result of an increased rate of primary caesareans at the primary health care setups being run by General practitioner, whether private or public, lack of patient education,non- provision of facilities for instrumental delivery and VBAC.
Background: There is widespread concern about increasing proportion of births by caesarean section.
Women undergoing a caesarean were less likely to have a subsequent pregnancy (with a decreased likelihood of 13% in women with an emergency caesarean, 18% in women with an elective caesarean, and 36% in maternally-requested caesareans).
The authors comment that "the dramatic reduction in our primary caesarean section rate between 2001-2004 and 2005-2011, despite a progressive increase in complicated pregnancies, has put us on par with the United States of America, whose average caesarean section rate is 38%.
Caesareans also increase the risk of dangerous abnormalities in the placenta during later pregnancies, which can cause hemorrhaging and lead to a hysterectomy.
Caesareans performed before labour without pressing medical reason were 2.
The Royal College of Midwives has described the number of women undergoing Caesareans as worryingly high.
Association between vitamin D deficiency and primary caesarean section.
The proportion of Welsh mothers who have Caesareans is now higher than in any other part of the UK.
Another response points out that we should be trying to avoid the two most damaging delivery methods in terms of maternal mental health--emergency caesareans and traumatic vaginal deliveries.