Delivery of a baby by Caesarian section

Delivery of a baby by Caesarian section

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Caption: MODEL RELEASED. A new-born infant is held following Caesarian section, a surgical operation for delivering a baby through the abdominal wall. Caesarian section is indicated when there are risks to mother & baby from natural childbirth. Such risks include problems of size & orientation in the womb - a breech presentation that cannot be corrected, for example - or obstruction of the vagina by the placenta. It is also indicated in prolonged labour, toxaemia, and if the mother suffers an attack of genital Herpes simplex infection towards full term.

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Keywords: birth, caesarean delivery, caesarian, cesarean, cesarian, childbirth, healthcare, medical, medicine, obstetric, obstetrics

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