Recent Examples of cesarean from the Web
Life-saving cesareans, in which the mother's abdomen and womb are cut open and her baby is removed rather than birth through the vaginal canal, are generally performed when mother or child is experiencing an emergency condition.
Yet women who were having a cesarean rarely wore the inflatable cuffs on their legs that most patients wear during surgery to prevent clots from forming.
Proponents of excluding VBAC moms from midwives' scope of practice say that trying for a vaginal birth after a cesarean poses too many risks for an out-of-hospital birth setting.
Some hospitals in Chicago allow women to try to labor after a previous cesarean.
Pet exposure was also linked to lower fecal levels of Enterobacteria even among babies born by emergency cesarean who normally have high levels of these microbes at three months of age.
There was no difference in the mode of delivery between the two groups — unassisted, forceps or cesarean — and no differences in any measure of the baby’s or mother’s health.
Experts agree that scaling back cesareans is a difficult task.
She was given an emergency cesarean, but the 24-week-old baby and the mother died after surgery.
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First Known Use of cesarean
medical Definition of cesarean
cesareanor caesarean also cesarian or caesarian adjective
- cesarean delivery
- a cesarean birth
Biographical Note for cesarean
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