A cesarean section is the delivery of the baby through an incision made into the mother's abdomen and uterus. As of 2010 over 30% of women in the United States are delivered by cesarean section.

Cesarean Section and Delivery

When vaginal births are too risky or the birth must happen very quickly, a cesarean section or delivery, or c-section, is chosen for the safety of both baby and mom. ... read more »

Scheduled Cesarean Section and Delivery

A scheduled cesarean delivery (as compared to an unscheduled cesarean section) is a cesarean section that has been scheduled, usually, because there are cesarean delivery indications that are known ahead of time or without specific indications, on maternal request. ... read more »

Cesarean Section (C-Section)

Cesarean sections (C-section) are often related to unproductive labor and baby size. A woman's pelvic width may also come into play when choosing between a vaginal delivery and a C-section. ... read more »

Birth Control Implant

The birth control implant is a small rod about the size of a matchstick which is implanted under your skin to release hormones into your body that prevent you from getting pregnant. ... read more »

Relieving the Itch After C-Section Requires Promptness

One nagging problem that some women face after their cesarean section is incessant itching all over their skin. ... read more »

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC)

There is something intangibly important about giving birth to a baby vaginally and after having a c-section, the woman may choose to try a vaginal birth for her next child. ... read more »

Why Would You Need a Cesarean Section?

A cesarean section is an operative delivery done by cutting through the mother's abdomen and uterus and delivering the baby through the incision. ... read more »

Women Afraid of Childbirth Have More C-Sections

Reports and research studies have noted a steady climb in C-section rates in the last decade. A new study found women are more likely to have a C-section because they are scared of childbirth. ... read more »

What Is A Cesarean Section

What is a cesarean section? ... read more »

Pfannenstiel incision

The Pfannenstiel incision is a horizontal skin incision made just above the symphysis pubis (pubic bone). It is the most popular skin incision made for a cesarean section, and it is also known as the 'bikini cut.' ... read more »

12 Reasons Why This Blogger Mom Loves Her C-Section

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg describes herself as a "writer, blogger, twin mom" and she suggests that cesarean-section deliveries (C-sections) are misunderstood. ... read more »

“Gentle” C-Section: Small Changes Deliver Big Results

Many mothers who undergo C-section deliveries aren’t always satisfied with the experience, as evidenced by a recent story on NPR. One mother describes feeling as if she “missed out on a pivot ... read more »