What is a C-Section Delivery?

C-Section Delivery, also called a cesarean delivery, is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby through an operation involving incisions in the abdomen and uterus of the mother. It is done when there are certain complications and the delivery is not safe or difficult vaginally.

Even though C-Section delivery is common these days, it still carries a certain amount of risk for both the mother as well as the child. The most common complications include bleeding, longer recovery time, infection, injury to the child, etc. However, it is unavoidable in certain conditions, therefore, on the basis of the situation, the doctor will decide the need of the hour.

In India, The National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) of 2015 (NFHS-4) and 2019 (NFHS-5) found that the C-section rate in India was 17.2%, which is higher than the WHO-recommended limit.

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