caesarean section

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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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Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world and is also a life saving surgery for the mother and the child.
MAP in association with placenta previa and previous caesarean section is a condition of increasing clinical significance because of rising caesarean section rates worldwide4,5.
The number of births by caesarean section accounted for 42.
Placental implantation and migration following a previous caesarean section scar.
About 20% of births occur in clinics run by midwives, and 5% occur in women's homes; hence, hospital-based caesarean section rates are higher than the population rates.
3 Compared with primary CS, multiple repeat caesarean sections (MRCS) are associated with additional risks including placenta previa, abnormal placental invasion and difficulties in surgical dissection.
Amongst all these factors, caesarean section has played a great role.
Consecutive 195 post operative cases of emergency and elective caesarean section with surgical site infection were enrolled into the study.
The detailed data shows that older mothers are much more likely than younger age groups to give birth by Caesarean section, and are more likely to have a pre-planned Caesarean.
Caesarean section is one of commonly done procedure in Obstetrics and Gynecology department everywhere in the world and it is common practice to with hold food for 24 hours or till return of bowel movements after caesarean section.
Caesarean section may be necessary when vaginal delivery might pose a risk to the mother or baby for example due to prolonged labour, fetal distress, or because the baby is presenting in an abnormal position.
In recent years, governments and clinicians have expressed concern about the rise in the numbers of caesarean section births and the potential negative consequences for maternal and infant health.