C-section, or cesarean section, is surgery to deliver a baby through a surgical cut (incision) made in the mother's belly area. You may need a C-section if you have pregnancy complications or an infection that can spread to the baby during vaginal delivery, or if your baby is in an abnormal position or shows signs of distress during labor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a C-section is performed, why it is done, and much more.
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WebMD explains why C-sections are on the rise and describes what is involved and what the recovery period is like.
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