American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a cesarean section.
- n. A cesarean section.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See Cæsarean.
- adj. UK Of or relating to Julius Caesar.
- n. UK Short form of Caesarean section.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
- adj. relating to abdominal delivery
“ACOG cautions that "both sides to this debate" must recognize that evidence to support the benefit of elective cesarean is still incomplete and that there are not yet extensive morbidity and mortality data to compare elective cesarean delivery with vaginal birth in healthy women.”
“The risk of complications is even higher in obese women, where a cesarean is a major operation, Fleischman noted.”
“Your recollection of the experience might not be complete, especially if labor was exhausting or the cesarean was an emergency.”
“Although a cesarean is a relatively safe surgery, vaginal birth has fewer overall risks.”
“Despite the prevalent use of the term emergency cesarean, this surgery is fairly rare.”
“That sometimes even with a woman's best intentions, a cesarean is the best way to go to ensure a baby's well-being.”
“This is also called a cesarean section or C-section.”
“The first few days after a cesarean are the most difficult.”
“Mrs Beddoes said although a cesarean could be a tempting option after a long pregnancy, natural birth was the way to go.”
“While a cesarean is a relatively safe and routine procedure, it’s still major surgery and should be used only when its potential benefits outweigh its possible risks.”
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