Caesarean section

Caesarean section

Most women give birth through their vagina. Caesarean section is a surgical operation in which an obstetrician makes an opening in the mother's abdomen and womb and removes the baby through it.

A caesarean may be planned in advance – for example, because the baby is positioned bottom first – or it may be done at short notice as an emergency if complications develop during your pregnancy or labour.

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