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Caesarean section

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Caesarean Section - Birth Trauma

Being abdominal surgery, pain in the early months is very common after a caesarean section (C-section) and needs to be managed with rest, pain relief, and

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RANZCOG - Caesarean Section

A caesarean section is an operation in which a baby is born through an incision (cut) made through the mother’s abdomen and the uterus (womb). The cut is usually made low and around the level of the bikini line.

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Caesarean section - Better Health Channel

A caesarean section is usually performed when it is safer for the mother or the baby than a vaginal birth.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Next birth after Caesarean Section (VBAC)

next; birth; vaginal; caesarean; elective; emergency; VBAC; after; following; NBAC; A decision needs to be made about the way a baby is born if the mother has already had a caesarean section for a previous birth

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Caesarean section

A Caesarean is an operation where an incision (a cut) is made through the abdomen and uterus to deliver the baby

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Your Next Birth after Caesarean Section - Maternal, child and family health

Consumer brochure with information on birth options available to women planning their next birth after caesarean section.

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RANZCOG - Caesarean Section Video

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is dedicated to the establishment of high standards of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health.

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Caesarean

A caesarean section is an operation to deliver a baby. It involves making a cut in the front wall of a woman's abdomen and womb and usually takes 30-45 minutes.

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Elective caesarean birth: what to expect | Raising Children Network

Having a planned or elective caesarean birth? As with any major surgery, it helps to know what to expect during a caesarean section. Our guide explains.

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Recovery after caesarean: first six weeks | Raising Children Network

This guide to recovery after caesarean section has tips for wound care, pain relief, practical help, physical and emotional recovery, and breastfeeding.

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