Cesarian Section

Were you looking for information about Cesarean Section? Cesarian section is a common misspelling of cesarean section.
 
A cesarean section (also called a C-section) is a common surgery that is performed to remove the baby from the uterus. About one million cesarean sections are performed each year in the United States, making it the most common major surgery done today. During the procedure, an incision is made in the abdomen (stomach) and uterus, and then the baby is removed from the opening.
 
After your cesarean section, recovery time in the hospital generally lasts two to four days. Once home, your full recovery may take four to six weeks, and should include resting as much as possible.
 
There are possible complications associated with this procedure, as there are with any surgery; however, it is typically a safe procedure. Some of these possible complications include urinary tract infections (UTIs), minor bleeding, allergic skin reactions, and an abnormal or painful scar. Women who are overweight or who use alcohol, tobacco products, or other drugs (such as cocaine) are at a greater risk for complications. A woman's age and any other medical problems she may have can also be factors in whether she has complications. For example, women with diabetes may be more prone to experiencing complications than women without diabetes.
 
Among the complications rarely seen in babies delivered through cesarean section are scratches or cuts, fractures of the skull or long bones, and serious brain or nerve damage.
 
(Click Cesarean Section for the full eMedTV article, which explains why it is important to know the signs of labor even if you are planning to have a C-section and provides suggestions on recovering from the surgery. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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