cesarean cesarean

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

Usage(s):

  1. But since her first child ended up being delivered by cesarean section, she can't find an obstetrician in her county who will let her even try to push this go-round.
  2. With each repeat cesarean, a mother's risk of heavy bleeding, infection and infertility, among other complications, goes up.
  3. Early this month Dominguez Trunnell passed away, weeks after her baby daughter was delivered via cesarean section.

News

  • Editorial: C-Section Rise Speaks to Other Concerns

    More than a third of the babies born in 2011 at the 69 hospitals that deliver babies in Tennessee were born by cesarean section, according to the Tenn...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Memphis Daily News

Quotes

  1. "Our findings indicate that one third of the world's population remains effectively without access to essential surgical services--services such as emergency cesarean section and treatment for serious road traffic injuries," Sciencedaily.com...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Atul Gawande Source: International Business Times

  2. "If Cesarean rates at the hospital are high, there are other ways to deal with the issue," said Sather. "It shouldn't be justification for a move like this."
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Michael Sather Source: BCLocalNews

  3. Bernstein wrote, "With the increasing rate of cesarean deliveries, providers will see more and more of these complications. It is also critical for the provider and the patient to be aware of the risks for complications so that they can make...
    on Mar 20, 2006 By: Peter Bernstein Source: Medical News Today (press release)

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