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  • 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)
  • a  relating to abdominal delivery

  • 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.
  • After a decade's study of cesarean birth, Professor Eugene Declercq of the Boston University School of Public Health cautions against giving too much weight to the cesarean .
  • With each repeat cesarean, a mother's risk of heavy bleeding, infection and infertility, among other complications, goes up.

  • Atul Gawande in International Business Times
    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...
  • Michael Sather in BCLocalNews
    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."
  • Peter Bernstein in Medical News Today (press release)
    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...

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