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caesarean

(sĭ-zâr′ē-ən)
adj. & n.
Variant of cesarean.
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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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During the study period as a whole, rates of cesarean deliveries were elevated among women who were wealthy, were insured, had at least a college education and were having their first birth.
But offering patient-choice cesareans as a solution to these factors undermines the work that women can do prenatally to move beyond these challenges and fears towards an empowering normal birth.
We calculated the prevalence of total cesarean deliveries and of cesareans in each category, as a proportion of all births.
"Some people have said you're actually making cesareans so pleasant that you might change the cesarean section rate, maybe encourage people to have a cesarean, and I want to directly address that by saying it is simply not the case at all," Dr.
These women should visit a specialist obstetrician to discuss the options of delivery before 36 weeks gestationso that they become aware of the risks and benefits of both vaginal birth andelective/planned cesarean explainsDr Tasneem Husaini Rangwala, Specialist Gynaecologist, Zulekha Hospital,Dubai.
one out of three women gives birth by cesarean and more than 90% of women with a prior cesarean have a routine repeat operation.
Earlier studies have consistently found that cesarean delivery is the most important risk factor for placenta accreta in a subsequent pregnancy, with the risk rising with the number of prior cesarean deliveries.
In late March, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened a state-of-the-science conference entitled "Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request" to explore the safety of elective cesarean section performed because the woman requested it rather than because it was medically necessary.
To assess the association between cesarean delivery and stillbirth in subsequent pregnancy, the researchers examined the records of women who had had two consecutive singleton births at 20 or more weeks of gestation; infants with congenital abnormalities were excluded.
-- A prior cesarean delivery can have an adverse effect on maternal and neonatal postpartum outcomes in subsequent births, according to a retrospective study of 10,600 live births.
None of the babies delivered via planned cesareans had brain injury, the researchers report in the Dec.