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caesarean

(sĭ-zâr′ē-ən)
adj. & n.
Variant of cesarean.

cesarean

, Cesarean, caesarean, Caesarean, caesarian, Caesarian, cesarian, Cesarian (si-zar′ē-ăn, -zer′) [Fr the legend that such an operation was performed for the birth of Julius Caesar]
1. Pert. to a cesarean section.
2. A cesarean section. Cesarean is the most common spelling variant in the U.S. Both the capitalized and uncapitalized forms are acceptable. Writers should be consistent with whatever form they prefer.
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The National Institute for Clinical Excellence is asking doctors to promote natural childbirth among women who might otherwise opt for a caesarean without a medical reason.
Caesareans carried out after a maternal request can cost up to pounds 1,000 more than the average pounds 700 for a natural birth.
"These women are more likely to need Caesareans because there is a risk to mum and baby."
The World Health Organisation recommends a Caesarean rate of between 10 and 15 per cent.
Patients and Methods: This study included all pregnant women undergoing repeat caesarean sections.
The overall success rate for vaginal delivery after previous caesarean was highest for Group-1, and lowest for Group-3, suggesting a strong correlation of birth weight with success of vaginal birth after caesarean section.
MUMS to be should only give birth by caesarean when strictly necessary, insists a new study.
CONCERNS: Midwives are arguing our lack of tolerance to pain is behind the rise in Caesareans
Earlier this year the National Institute for Clinical Excellence published guidelines in efforts to cut the number of elective Caesareans and encourage doctors to explore other options.
The World Health Organisation and experts recommend that Caesareans are only appropriate in around 10pc to 15pc of births.
In October 2003, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) ethics committee issued a statement that addressed the issue of elective Caesarean sections performed when there is no medical necessity.
WOMEN whose first child is born by caesarean section double their risk of having a subsequent stillbirth.