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  • A caesarean section is a surgical procedure in which a baby is born through a cut made in the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus.
  • A baby will need to be born by caesarean section if there are serious problems that prevent the baby being born by a normal vaginal birth.
  • Caesarean section is a relatively safe operation; however, possible complications include infection, damage to your internal organs, an increased risk of respiratory distress for your baby and complications with future pregnancies.

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Reviewed on: 06-06-2017