cesarean section

noun, often capitalized C
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Definition of cesarean section 

: a surgical procedure involving incision of the walls of the abdomen and uterus for delivery of offspring

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Jorstad posted her first postpartum belly photo three days after her cesarean section and the second one a week after the birth. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "After Giving Birth to Triplets, This Woman Posted a Seriously Honest Postpartum Stomach Photo," 24 Oct. 2018 Of these, there were 2,052 siblings of whom one was delivered vaginally and one by cesarean section. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "C-Sections Not Tied to Overweight Children," 12 June 2018 Nearly seven months into the pregnancy, Beatriz was finally granted a cesarean section. Juan Carlos, Marie Claire, "This Is What a World Without Reproductive Rights Would Be Like," 25 Apr. 2016 After a cesarean section, a woman is also at a greater risk of complications in future births — and with every C-section, these risks increase. Julia Belluz, Vox, "The troubling epidemic of unnecessary C-sections around the world, explained," 25 Oct. 2018 At treatment centers like Family First, patients generally fall into two groups: Women like Donna who started pain medication for a physical ailment like dental surgery, a cesarean section, or back pain, and women who were addicted to heroin. Hayley Krischer, Marie Claire, "How Heroin Came for Middle-Class Moms," 20 Aug. 2018 Women with more than 10 prenatal visits, were, however, more likely to be induced or have a cesarean section delivery, the study found. Michelle Andrews, Washington Post, "Tele-Monitoring Can Reduce Medical Appointments For Low-Risk Pregnancies," 27 Mar. 2018 Noticing movement in the doe's stomach, Warden Walker took quick action performing a cesarean section on the doe to attempt to save the other fawn trapped inside. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Oklahoma game warden saves unborn fawn by performing emergency C-section on dead doe," 10 June 2018 Although high cesarean section rates and VBAC have a history of being fairly controversial, most physicians agree that this type of uterine scar is not to be messed with. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, "I Had A Successful Vaginal Birth After A Cesarean (VBAC)—Here's What You Need To Know," 16 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of cesarean section

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cesarean section

from the legendary association of such a delivery with the Roman cognomen Caesar

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cesarean section

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English Language Learners Definition of cesarean section

medical : a surgical operation for giving birth in which a cut is made in the mother's body so that the baby can be removed through the opening

cesarean section

noun, sometimes capitalized C

Medical Definition of cesarean section 

: a surgical procedure involving incision of the walls of the abdomen and uterus for delivery of offspring Even a history of multiple cesarean sections need not exclude a pregnant woman from attempting a vaginal delivery, new research indicates.Science News, 27 Aug. 1988

called also cesarean, C-section

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