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Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section Procedure

A cesarean section birth, or also known as a "C-section", is the delivery of a baby through incisions that are made in the mother's abdomen and uterus instead of the baby delivering through the vagina.

Reasons for a cesarean birth includes, but are not limited to the following:

  • Failure of progression in labor — contractions may not be opening the cervix enough for the baby to move into the vagina.
  • Concern for the baby — the umbilical cord may become pinched or wrapped unusually.
  • Multiple pregnancy — the number of babies a woman is having increases the likelihood of having a cesarean birth.
  • Maternal infections or medical conditions such as high blood pressure
  • A very large baby
  • A situation in which the baby's feet or buttocks would be born first — a breech presentation.
For more information about Cesarean Section procedures, click here.  

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