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Caesarean Section

A caesarean section is the name of the operation done to deliver a baby through a cut in your abdomen and uterus (womb).  In some cases this is safer than a vaginal delivery. The surgery is performed by an obstetrician and it usually only takes a few minutes for the baby to be born. A general or epidural anaesthetic can be used. Most women will be up and about within 24 hours of the surgery.


A caesarean section may be planned (elective) for reasons such as multiple pregnancy, breech presentation, or performed as an emergency during labour.

This page was last updated at 3:05PM on July 5, 2021.