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cesarean Syllabification: ce·sar·e·an
Pronunciation: /səˈzerēən/
(also caesarean or chiefly British caesarian)

Definition of cesarean in English:


Of or effected by cesarean section: a cesarean delivery
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  • Colonization of the mother is not an indication for cesarean delivery, and cesarean delivery is not an alternative to intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis.
  • The authors conclude that risk factors for surgical site infection following cesarean delivery are infection before surgery, obesity, nulliparity, preeclampsia and poor general health.
  • The authors' results confirm the observations from epidemiologic studies that cesarean delivery has a protective effect against pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence later in life.


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A cesarean section: I had to have a cesarean two sons both born by cesarean
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  • It's also important for women to understand and consider the many drawbacks of cesareans in the weeks and months after birth, and for future pregnancy and birth experiences.
  • No evidence supports the idea that cesareans are as safe as vaginal birth for mother or baby.
  • Twenty-four percent had a cesarean, and of women with previous cesareans, 1 in 4 had a vaginal birth after cesarean.


Early 16th century (as a noun denoting a supporter of an emperor or imperial system): from Latin Caesareus 'of Caesar' + -an.

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