Cesarean Childbirth Topic Guide
C-Section (Cesarean Childbirth): Cesarean section (C-section) is a major abdominal childbirth surgery either planned because existing medical concerns about the mother's and/or child's health may complicate vaginal delivery, or performed as an emergency measure to extract the baby during a delivery that has turned dangerous, which can happen for a number of reasons.
Eclampsia Eclampsia, a life-threatening complication of pregnancy, results when a pregnant woman diagnosed with preeclampsia (high blood pressure and protein in the urine) develops the symptoms of seizures or coma. Causes of eclampsia are unknown. Treatment is delivery of the baby.
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