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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The effects of caesarean section rates on other outcomes, such as maternal and perinatal morbidity, paediatric outcomes, and psychological or social well-being, are still unclear.
Three of the 40 women in the ropivacaine group and 5/35 in the control group had had a repeat caesarean section after the index caesarean section.
Cardiotocography, STAN, and fetal blood analysis are used to register fetal distress, a condition that can lead to lack of oxygen, and for which Caesarean section may be indicated.
The majority of women in our study had a caesarean section on medical grounds, not through personal choice, and in these cases the risk to the mother or her baby of complications from vaginal delivery would almost certainly outweigh the risk of any infection which subsequently developed.
The results indicate that children born by caesarean section have a slightly elevated risk for asthma at three years, but have no increased risk of frequent lower respiratory tract infections or wheezing.
The guidelines are being changed as caesarean sections are now much safer than in the past.
Previous studies suggest that babies born by Caesarean section may be more susceptible to certain infections and allergies than naturally delivered babies.
Forty-three women (17%) underwent a Caesarean section as opposed to vaginal delivery.
VERY few women opt for a planned Caesarean section when thinking about how to give birth, according to research out today.
Jukelevics, a certified childbirth educator, gives mothers the information they need to make an informed decision about whether or not a caesarean section is right for them with their babies.
No association between Caesarean section and low back pain has been found at 24 weeks (Thompson et al 2002) or 24 months postpartum (To and Wong 2003).
NEW research reveals that mothers giving birth by Caesarean section have a 20% higher risk of their baby developing Type 1 diabetes in childhood compared to those having natural births.