caesarean caesarean  /ˈkeɪ sə ˌrin/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
  2. (adj) relating to abdominal delivery
  3. (adj) of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar

Usage(s):

  1. On March 10 she had a normal baby boy by caesarean.
  2. Kiko had come to the hospital to prepare for the arrival of her third child, scheduled for birth via a caesarean section on Sept.
  3. She had just undergone a caesarean section, and the doctors were saying the baby was healthy but they weren't sure whether it was a boy or a girl.

News

  1. Ireland's first set of sextuplet babies are born

    Baby history is made: Ireland’s first set of sextuplets was brought into the world this morning. A woman from Northern Ireland gave birth to her six babies via caesarean section at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. Well: Rate of Early C-Sections Has Slowed, Study Finds

    In a trend that public health officials call encouraging, fewer women are undergoing early-term Caesarean deliveries. The rate of C-sections overall, which had risen steeply since the mid-1990s, leveled out at 31 percent from 2009 to 2011.        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. Bowman said: "I need these extra scans early in the pregnancy and I'll have to have a Caesarean because no-one, including my own heart specialist, sees the point in putting my heart through unnecessary stress. Childbirth risks causing deterioration...
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Edith Bowman Source: Scotsman

  2. At the shoot, "The hardest part was when the robe came off and I was like, 'And now I'm: naked,'" Harmon says. "You wonder if they can see your Caesarean scar."
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Angie Harmon Source: FOXNews

  3. "With nearly half of all infants in North America being delivered by caesarean section or after episiotomy, there is clearly a requirement for pain relief for mothers," said Dr. Gideon Koren, director of the Motherisk program at Sick Kids, and...
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Gideon Koren Source: CBC.ca

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