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Cesarean Birth

 
 
     
 
 

 
 
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Keywords

Cesarean section, C- Section, childbirth, pregnancy, transient tachypnea, prolonged labor, placenta previa, placenta abruptio, disproportion breach position, prolapsed cord, fetal distress, multiple births, labor, delivery, Uterus, cervix, dilation, effacement, contraction, placenta, umbilical cord, birth canal.

Overview *

A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. Most C-sections are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. These include:
- Health problems in the mother
- The position of the baby
- Not enough room for the baby to go through the vagina
- Signs of distress in the baby
- C-sections are also more common among women carrying more than one baby.

The surgery is relatively safe for mother and baby. Still, it is major surgery and carries risks. It also takes longer to recover from a C-section than from vaginal birth. After healing, the incision may leave a weak spot in the wall of the uterus. This could cause problems with an attempted vaginal birth later. However, more than half of women who have a C-section can give vaginal birth later.

 
 

In-Depth

Introduction | Anatomy
Pregnancy | Labor
Indications | Procedure
Risks | After a C-Section
Conclusion

 
 

Multimedia

This patient education program explains C-sections. It discusses when they are needed, the procedure, the risks and what to expect after the procedure. The program starts with three sections about the female reproductive system, pregnancy, and labor.

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Last reviewed: 5/1/2008

 
     
 

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