Cesarean Birth (C-Section) Overview

In the United States, a Cesarean birth accounts for one fifth of all infant deliveries. A Cesarean birth (also known as a C-section) is a surgical procedure performed by a trained gynecologist in which incisions are made through a mother’s uterus to deliver one or more babies. C-sections are usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby’s or mother’s life at risk. Situations that would warrant a C-section would include a baby that is in an abnormal position within the uterus (breech condition), a pro-longed labor, fetal distress and umbilical cord dangers.

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