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the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)

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Keywords: Anesthesia, Bupivacaine, Caesarean section, Hypotension, Maternal blood pressure, Spinal.
2) the major indications for elective caesarean sections found to be previous caesarean Section (42.07%), followed by CPD (19.31%).
Evaluating the decision to delivery in emergency caesarean sections. Euro J Obstet Gynaecol Reprod Biol 2004; 116:28-33.
These conclusions highlight the value of caesarean section in saving the lives of mothers and newborns," says Dr Marleen Temmerman, Director of WHO's Department of Reproductive Health and Research.
Caesarean section (CS) is one of the most common surgeries, performed all over the world by obstetricians and its incidence is increasing.
Dr Patrick O'Brien, consultant and honorary senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) in London, revealed in his discussion that the caesarean section rate is rising steadily in almost every country in the world, reaching as high as one in three of all births in many developed countries.
The study was done in 400 patients, 200 patients in each group who underwent primary and secondary caesarean section respectively.
While many women in need of caesarean sections still do not have access to caesarean section particularly in low resource settings, many others undergo the procedure unnecessarily, for reasons which cannot be medically justified.
When a narrow and small pelvic is the reason for a Caesarean Section, it is usually advised that subsequent deliveries should also be by Caesarean Sections.
Delivering the fetus is the only way to arrest the disease.20 In our study 36(9.6%) pregnancies were terminated for severe preeclampsia while placental abruption 34(9.1%) and IUGR 28 (7.5%) were other indications for Em-CS.21,22 Fetal mal-presentation 32 (8.5%) accounted for a significant number of Caesarean sections in our study.
Meanwhile, mothers having caesarean sections increased from 157,429 to 169,058.