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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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Camann, an early adopter of what the Brigham calls "gentle cesareans.
Further discussion with a consultantobstetrician is needed when the womanwith one previous cesarean has a complicated current pregnancy or there were difficulties at previous cesarean, she has had two previous cesareans or the woman requires induction of labour.
Note that this includes some women with multiple cesareans and twins.
According to this retrospective matched case-control study from Australia, women who undergo elective primary cesarean have a higher risk of placenta accreta in subsequent pregnancies than women who undergo primary cesarean during labor (odds ratio, 3.
Because of its physical and emotional consequences, cesarean section has historically been performed only when a mother's or baby's safety is threatened; but elective cesarean deliveries (those performed in absence of a medical necessity) have greatly increased in recent years.
Reporting on the rising cesarean rate feels like playing a broken record--that's because it is the tenth year in a row that the National Center for Health Statistics has reported an increase in the cesarean rate.
cesarean births, we do know that cesareans carry risk for both women and their babies.
Women whose previous delivery had been by cesarean had a rate of stillbirth in their subsequent pregnancy similar to that of women who had had a vaginal delivery, according to a longitudinal study of Missouri births.
The study's 10,600 subjects included 8,000 who had given vaginal birth and 2,600 who had prior cesareans.
None of the babies delivered via planned cesareans had brain injury, the researchers report in the Dec.
One might think that the elective nature of these cesareans has fostered such resistance.