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ce·sar·e·an sec·tion (CS),

incision through the abdominal wall and the uterus (abdominal hysterotomy) for extraction of the fetus.


A cesarean section.



Cesarean section, see there.

Cesarean section; C-section

Incision through the abdominal and uterine walls to deliver the fetus.
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Obviously, if it's an emergency and for the safety of my son, I will get a C-section - but if I don't need one, I'd rather not.
She said: "My gut instinct was to have a C-section all along but I felt I was being judged for not wanting a natural delivery.
As the months passed and she grew closer to term, some tried to sway her otherwise with unsolicited advice, such as the woman who told her that a C-section wouldn't be painful, nor would it upset her sex life like a vaginal delivery would.
It reviewed existing findings from studies on C-section and ASD in countries including the United States, Australia, Canada and Sweden.
Mairead Beirne, a midwife at Sligo hospital who gave Mrs Kivlehan one-to-one care the day after the C-section, said she would have expected the young mother to have been transferred to intensive care.
Dr Nellie Boma, Chief Medical Officer at Al Rahba Hospital, Abu Dhabi will be speaking about prevention of post C-section surgical site infection prevention at the upcoming Patient Safety Middle East Exhibition & Conferences, organized by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions taking place from 16-18 September 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, UAE.
The analysis was limited by incomplete data, and the increased rate of stillbirths and/or ectopic pregnancies could be driven by underlying factors that contributed to the need for a C-section, the researchers noted.
We know that babies born by C-section take a longer time to assemble a normal gut bacterial ecology, and that ecology is critical in early immune system development.
Morken concludes, "Obesity and weight gain above 16 kg during pregnancy are independent risk factors for vacuum extraction delivery and need for C-section.
The lower abundance of Bacteroides among the C-section infants may be a contributing factor to the observed differences in the Th1-associated chemokines.
Babies born by C-section can be accidentally injured or cut during it, are more likely to have breathing problems, and less likely to breastfeed.
That's why San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials are touting the birth of this new gorilla courtesy the emergency C-section.