C-section

Alternative Names

Abdominal delivery; Abdominal birth; Cesarean section

Definition of C-section

A C-section, also called a cesarean section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical opening in the lower belly area.

Review

Linda Vorvick, MD, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/2/2008

Cesarean section
Cesarean section
Cesarean section
C-section - series
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