Caesarean section or Caesarean delivery is the surgical delivery of a baby through a transverse incision on the mother’s abdomen and womb. This procedure is necessary when a vaginal delivery is considered unsafe for the mother, or the baby, or both.
A Caesarean delivery may be planned in these situations:
The baby is not in a head-down position;
Sometimes, during the laboring process, a decision needs to be made to deliver the baby by emergency Caesarean section if: