The History of Caesarean Birth
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This book traces the evolution of caesarean delivery from postmortem ritual to the most commonly performed operation on women worldwide; from religious and legal edicts to the controversy of caesarean birth by maternal choice.

Chapters Include:

  • Caesarean birth in folklore, legend and myth
  • The lexicon of caesarean birth
  • Post mortem caesarean delivery
  • Self-performed caesarean section
  • Traumatic caesarean delivery
  • Caesarean delivery by lay persons
  • Religion and caesarean birth
  • Development of medically performed caesarean section
  • Evolution of the surgical technique of caesarean section
  • Extraperitoneal caesarean section and peritoneal exclusion techniques
  • Lower uterine segment caesarean section
  • Caesarean hysterectomy
  • Anaesthesia for caesarean delivery
  • Modern era of caesarean birth
  • Caesarean birth by maternal choice
  • Some caesarean ‘firsts’

2017, 196 pages

ISBN: 978-1-854570-65-9



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