caesarean section

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caesarean section:

see cesarean sectioncesarean section
, delivery of an infant by surgical removal from the uterus through an abdominal incision. The operation is of ancient origin: indeed, the name derives from the legend that Julius Caesar was born in this fashion. Until advancements in the late 19th cent.
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Caesarean section

surgical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls in order to deliver a baby
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There is increasing intervention in pregnancy and labour and that is what, to a great extent, is causing the rise in Caesarian sections.
Brenda Rees, head of midwifery at Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, said the prevalence of Caesarian sections among women's role models and celebrities together with the gradual culture change that babies must be delivered in hospital is fuelling the demand for elective surgical births.