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caesarean section:

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, 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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found that higher order (5-9) repeat cesarean sections were associated with a longer operating time when compared with lower order (3 or 4) repeat CSs.
Risk factors associated with infection following cesarean section.
Details of all the cases who underwent cesarean section (CS) were further evaluated.
In this study 200 pregnant woman who underwent cesarean section were randomized in two groups, Group A (delayed oral feeding) and Group B (early oral feeding), oral feeding was started as traditionally after 24 hours in group A whereas after 6 hours post operatively in group B.
The study showed no maternal benefit in resorting to early caesarean sections before 39 weeks and in fact showed improved perinatal outcomes in delaying the elective repeat cesarean sections to 39 completed weeks of gestation.
In the event that medical difficulties are detected, they often elect to perform cesarean sections, making one or more incisions in a mother's abdomen and uterus to deliver the baby.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) is an organization whose mission is to improve maternal child health by preventing unnecessary cesarean sections through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting vaginal birth after cesarean.
showed that onethird of cesarean sections were optional.
6,7) The study objectives were to describe the epidemiology of cesarean section and to ascertain the main obstetric and non-obstetric risk factors of cesarean sections in Oman, as well as to measure the degree and extent of association between cesarean sections and the leading risk factors.
Concerns about possible rupture with repeat cesarean sections were particularly acute in the early years before it was appreciated that there was a difference between a vertical uterine incision and a transverse uterine incision.
Patient's claim The physician was negligent for failing to provide enough information about cesarean sections during labor.
Recently, you may have read news articles stating that cesarean sections pose no extra risk to women who are giving birth, (1) or that "it may be reasonable for many women to deliver by caesarean section even without a medical need.