C-sec·​tion ˈsē-ˌsek-shən How to pronounce C-section (audio)

Examples of C-section in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today's top stories: → Baby gorilla born in rare C-section at Fort Worth Zoo → Pentagon may cut orders for Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets → Tarrant County Jail inmate dies at Fort Worth hospital 🚨Get free alerts when news breaks. Harriet Ramos, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 Even more sobering: There are no prenatal experts with high-tech equipment to assist if there is distress during birth, or an emergency C-section is required; and the Eustachian tubes in newborn babies’ ears struggle with changes in air pressure. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Jan. 2024 Marsden previously had an emergency C-section due to concerns about her heart, but the healthcare professionals aiding her did not go in depth about their decision and the condition of her heart at the time. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 8 Feb. 2024 The baby’s body and legs were removed during a subsequent C-section procedure, but the baby’s head was delivered vaginally, the Associated Press reported. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2024 That was far from her reality after having two C-sections—the first was an emergency and the second was recommended. Anna Halkidis, Parents, 25 Jan. 2024 The baby was delivered by a C-section, Harrington said. Hajar Harb, Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2024 Likely forgotten during a previous C-section, the sponges had grown attached to the woman’s connective tissue and colon. Matt Benoit, Discover Magazine, 19 Jan. 2024 Her lawyers noted such risks as that 0.9 percent of women need hysterectomies after a third C-section. Christian Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of C-section was in 1973

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“C-section.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/C-section. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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