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ce·sar·e·an

(se-zā'rē-ăn), The spelling shown is preferred to caesarean, cesarian, Caesarean and other variants.
Denoting a cesarean section, which was included under lex cesarea, Roman law (715 bce); not because performed at the birth of Julius Caesar (100 bce).

cesarean

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caesarean

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caesarian

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cesarian

(sĭ-zâr′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to a cesarean section.
n.
A cesarean section.

ce·sar·e·an

(se-zār'ē-ăn) The spelling shown is preferred to caesarean, cesarian, Caesarean, and other variants.
Denoting a cesarean section, which was included under lex cesarea, Roman law (715 bce); not because performed at the birth of Julius Caesar (100 bce).

Patient discussion about cesarean

Q. How long does it take to recover from a C-section? I am due to give birth through a cesarean section. How long does it take to recover from a C-section?

A. This is a surgery, after all, and the healing process is different with every woman. The first few days after surgery you will experience pain mainly because of the stiches in your lower adbomen. Most women get up and walk around after a day, sometimes even faster. You will need to stay in the hospital for at least 4-5 days for full recovery and within a few weeks the scar should heal completely.

Q. How is a C-section done? My wife is expecting twins and her Doctor scheduled a C- section for her. How is it done?

A. My wife had a c-section done when we had our daughter. I did not get to see the procedure, but I did hear it. It was graphic, but really quick.

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To understand if cesarean deliveries are associated with severe maternal complications, French researchers used a subcohort of a larger study to compare 1444 women who experienced severe complications after delivery with 3464 controls who did not experience complications, in 6 French regions.
Although repeat cesarean delivery was associated with increased maternal morbidity, outcomes were good in most women undergoing these procedures.
(Table-I) In the current study, the commonest indications for primary emergency cesarean section were non-progress of labor, fetal distress, preeclampsia and placental abruption.
Our primary outcome of interest was the prevalence of cesarean delivery by gestational age.
"Almost 50 percent of pregnant women with HIV infection underwent cesarean delivery," the authors write.
Maternal obesity is known to be a risk factor for cesarean delivery, at least in part because excess adipose tissue may interfere with the normal ability of the cervix to thin and dilate with contractions, said Mr.
The most common instrument used is a vacuum extractor, (8) although a number of other devices have been developed, including the Murless fetal head extractor (an instrument with a hinged shaft and sliding collar lock), (9) the C-Snorkel impacted fetal head release device (the device's tip contains ventilation ports to facilitate airflow and release of the vacuum/ suction created by the impacted fetal head), (10) and the Fetal Pillow (a balloon device inserted in the vagina and inflated with sterile saline to disimpact an engaged fetal head before cesarean delivery).
Keywords: Cesarean section, Indications, Rate of cesarean.
The MFMU Cesarean Registry: factors affecting the success of trial of labor after previous cesarean delivery.
Those who had one uncomplicated lower segment cesarean section and have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancyand go into spontaneous labour.
Her first cesarean section was done for Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD).
A multifaceted intervention implemented in 2005 at one tertiary hospital in China's Yunnan Province was effective in reducing the facility's rate of deliveries by cesarean section.