abdominal delivery


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Noun1.abdominal delivery - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)abdominal delivery - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
hysterotomy - surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
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Especially in the USA, the pressure to avoid suboptimal perinatal outcomes is thought to be an increasing factor in decisions to perform a primary CS and tip the scales in favour of abdominal delivery in equivocal or 'non-reassuring' situations.
Risk factors have been identified that increase the loss of blood after abdominal delivery and include general anesthesia, Hispanic/North American ancestry, preeclampsia, amnionitis, prolonged first stage of labor, prolonged second stage of labor, macrosomia, a history of postpartum hemorrhage, and the method of placental removal at cesarean delivery.
Intrapartum events enable most practitioners to use common sense about patient candidacy for a trial of OVD as well as to arrange for prompt abdominal delivery if necessary.