Caesarean birth

Caesarean birth

written by Graham Hutchings, British gynaecologist who works in Delta hospital, Brussels. See www.gyneco-bruxelles.com for more about Graham and his practice.


Caesarean delivery (Cesarean or ‘C-section’) is the delivery of a child / children through a horizontal incision in the skin, abdomen and uterus.

Much has been written in the press on the increasing frequency of C-section and the unnecessary medicalisation of childbirth. Currently around 20 – 25% of pregnancies in Belgium are delivered by C-section.

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