Caesarian section

   A cesarean section, or c-section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus. In certain circumstances, a c-section is scheduled in advance. In others, it's done in response to an unforeseen complication.

1. Classical Caesarean Section- Here the upper portion of the uterus is opened by an incision and the baby is then extracted. This is not practiced anymore due to a higher incidence of complications.

2. Lower Segment Caesarean Section– In this case, the uterus is opened in the lower segment and the baby’s head or breech as the case may be is delivered.

3. Emergency C Section- When there is suspected danger to the mother's or baby’s condition an emergency section is resorted to.

4. Elective Caesarean Section (Planned C-Section)- The caesarean is planned and done on a specific date chosen by the patient and the doctor after assessing the maturity of the baby.