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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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Distribution of newborns by test results based on mode of delivery (p=0.417) MODE OF DELIVERY STAGES USED IN HEARING SCREENING REFERRAL% OAE1 % OAE2 % ABR % Normal Delivery (n=1.571) 269 1.109 181 12 17.1% 70.6% 11.5% 0.8% C-Section (n=1.082) 212 747 115 8 19.6% 69% 10.7% 0.7% Total (n=2.653) 481 1856 296 20 18.1% 69.9% 11.2% 0.8% C-Section: cesarian section; ABR: auditory brainstem response; OAE1: initial otoacoustic emission test; OAE2: second otoacoustic emission test
Effect of the feeding practices on the establishment of bacterial interactions in the intestine of the newborn delivered by cesarian section. J Perinat Med 1989; 17: 139-43.
The main maternal variables were neighborhood and municipality of residence, skin color (classified as white or nonwhite), antenatal care (categorized as yes or no; complete [[greater than or equal to]6 visits] or incomplete [<6 visits]), obstetric issues during the antenatal period (such as infection, bleeding, hypertension, or other), any antenatal treatment required (antibiotics, antihypertensives, or other), mode of delivery (vaginal or cesarian section), postpartum complications (bleeding, infection, hypertension, or other), and maternal treatment required in the postpartum period (e.g., antibiotics, antihypertensives, perineal surgery).
The patient's birth history was remarkable for delivery at 34 weeks by cesarian section secondary to premature rupture of membranes.
With a Cesarian section, recovery tends to take at least six weeks.
Cesarian section was done in 21(18.42%) patients (Table 2).
When Hare arrived at the hospital she found that the baby was in a breech position and called for "any obstetrician available" to perform a cesarian section. Lise's baby was born clinically dead and had to be resuscitated.
As an example, look at the rates of Cesarian section deliveries, which have quadrupled in the last 20 years.
And those male foetuses which make it to term are more likely to suffer from excessive growth in the uterus, making delivery more difficult and leading to more cesarian section deliveries," said Glezerman.
She has named the babies, who will be born by Cesarian section, Faith and Hope.
Elective cesarian section increases by up to fourfold the risk of respiratory morbidity in babies delivered at 37-39 weeks of gestation, compared with babies delivered vaginally or by emergency C-section at the same gestational age.