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A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. In the United States, about one in four women have their babies this way. Most C-sections are done when unexpected problems happen during delivery. These include

  • Health problems in the mother
  • The position of the baby
  • Not enough room for the baby to go through the vagina
  • Signs of distress in the baby

C-sections are also more common among women carrying more than one baby.

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  1. Cesarean Section (National Library of Medicine)  
    A Cesarean section (C-section) is surgery to deliver a baby. The baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. ...
  2. Delivery by Cesarean Section (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    ... by Cesarean Section Ages & Stages Listen Delivery by Cesarean Section Article Body More than one mother in three gives birth by Cesarean section in the United States (it is also called ...
  3. Cesarean Section: Medical Reasons Video (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... this page It's been added to your dashboard . Cesarean section: Medical reasons 4:00 Dr. Siobhan Dolan talks ...
  4. Cesarean Section: The Operation Video (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... this page It's been added to your dashboard . Cesarean section: The operation 3:12 Dr. Siobhan Dolan talks ...
  5. Cesarean Section: Recovering After Surgery Video (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... this page It's been added to your dashboard . Cesarean section: Recovering after surgery 3:47 Dr. Siobhan Dolan ...
  6. CESAREAN SECTION SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL CENTER MERRIAM, KANSAS March 13, 2008 00:00:09 ANNOUNCER: Tonight you will ... with us, we will be showing you a cesarean section delivery during this hour-long period. I am ...
  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Cesarean Section From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  8. ... anemia, or heart disease Like many surgical procedures, cesarean sections require anesthesia. Usually, the mother is given an ... cesarean, also called VBAC (say as "vee-back"). Cesarean sections are safe, and can even save the lives ...
  9. ... Exenteration (Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1/22/2009) Cesarean Section Cesarean Section Birth (Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, ... Washington, DC, 2/23/2004) Pregnancy and Reproduction Cesarean Section Cesarean Section Birth (Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, ...
  10. Cesarean Sections (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... babies in the United States are delivered via cesarean section (C-section). Even if you're envisioning a ... have a successful and safe vaginal birth after cesarean but, in some cases, future births may have to be C-sections, especially if the incision on the uterus was ...
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