Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Caesarian section, commonly known as C-section, is a surgery to deliver a baby, when the baby is taken out through the mother's abdomen. The surgical procedure consists of a cut made in the front wall of a woman’s abdomen and womb, applied at the request of the pregnant woman, in critical medical situations which may include fetal or maternal distress, mechanical impediments of the uterine cavity or in any other cases that put the baby's or mother's life or health at risk. However, recent research could change the medical point of view concerning the efficacy and usefulness of the Caesarian section. Learn more about the C-section, its history and surgical types in this book.