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Synonyms for caesarean section

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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Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world and is also a life saving surgery for the mother and the child.
In this study, 46% of obstetrical hysterectomies were carried out in patients with pervious 4 or more caesarean sections, 34% of patients were in age group of 26-30 years, while 27% were in the 31-35 years age group.
Current operative obstetrical procedures are challenged by the increasing caesarean section rate, associated to a large extent with greater numbers of women who have had previous caesarean sections, and the attendant surgical difficulties.
Multiple repeat caesarean section in the UK: incidence and consequences to mother and child.
For elective as well as emergency caesarean sections, spinal anaesthesia was given.
Pamboridis said that caesarean sections are more frequent among women over 35, and in cases where the mother conceived through In vitro fertilisation.
There was no significant difference in SSI rate in elective and emergency caesarean sections.
The detailed data shows that older mothers are much more likely than younger age groups to give birth by Caesarean section, and are more likely to have a pre-planned Caesarean.
Due to their increased cost, high rates of unnecessary caesarean sections can pull resources away from other services in overloaded and weak health systems.
Caesarean sections can cause significant and sometimes permanent complications, disability or death particularly in settings that lack the facilities and/or capacity to properly conduct safe surgery and treat surgical complications.
WHO said in a statement that although caesarean section can save lives, it is often performed without medical need, putting women and their babies at-risk of short-and long-term health problems.
10 According to ACOG guidelines, factors reducing the likelihood of VBAC success are having two prior caesarean sections, suspected fetal macrosomia (fetus greater than 4000-4500 grams in weight), gestation beyond 40 weeks, twin gestation, and previous low vertical or unknown previous incision type, provided a classical incision is not suspected.
Objective: To analyse the different indications and frequency of caesarean sections in order to reduce such deliveries in a tertiary hospital.
A CONSULTANT obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Tahir Mahmood, of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), which recently studied the future fertility of mothers who'd had caesarian sections, says: "The reasons why women have caesarean sections vary greatly and depend on the individual's circumstances, maternal characteristics and clinical risk factors.
A I'm not keen on Caesarean sections for any other reasons than medical ones.