Cesarean Section

Cesarean section is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother’s abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies, or, rarely, to remove a dead fetus. The first modern Caesarean section was performed by German gynecologist Ferdinand Adolf Kehrer in 1881.

A Cesarean section is usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby’s or mother’s life or health at risk, although in recent times it has also been performed upon request for childbirths that could otherwise have been natural.


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