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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.
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A cesarean section.
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Cesarean section, see there.
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Cesarean section; C-section

Incision through the abdominal and uterine walls to deliver the fetus.
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C-section delivery rates "have seen a more than 3-fold increase, from approximately 6% in 1990 to 21% in 2015, with substantial variations among and within countries in the last three decades", the researchers noted.
The typical pain control regimen for a scheduled C-section patient under ERAS is spinal anesthesia for the procedure, followed by scheduled non-steroidal pain medication and acetaminophen every 6 hours, with use of oxycodone (an opioid) as needed for breakthrough pain.
Pregnant women with a previous cesarean section now have two options on how to deliver their babies: a planned repeat C-section or through a vaginal delivery, known as Vaginal Birth After Cesarean delivery (VBAC).
One C-section takes about an hour, meaning if the hospital operates to capacity, it can only perform 24 a day.
Leapfrog tracks Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex C-sections, which occur when a first-time mother with a normal, uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancy ends up having a C-section.
unwanted C-sections when the procedure is believed to be beneficial to
We should of course," she adds, "be grateful for those C-sections which are life-saving.
However, any gone up in the C-section rates in these districts, is not accompanying to rise in infant survival rates.
This study evaluated the use of azithromycin adjunctive therapy, in addition to standard antibiotic prophylaxis, to reduce the risk of postoperative infections in women receiving nonelective c-sections.
In a study conducted in Karachi14, indication for C-sections and its frequency was analyzed to give recommendations to lessen the rate of C-sections.
Across England, 73,551 women opted to have a C-section - up from 65,760 five years ago.
The data shows older mums are much more likely than younger age groups to give birth by c-section, and are more likely to have a pre-planned caesarean.