Wikipedia:Picture of the day/January 2009

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Caesarean section
A team of obstetricians perform a Caesarean section (commonly called a "C-section") in a modern hospital. The image shows the very first moment the mother glimpses her new-born child. This is a surgical procedure in which incisions are made through a mother's abdomen (laparotomy) and uterus (hysterotomy) to deliver one or more babies. It is usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby's or mother's life or health at risk, although in recent times it has been also performed upon request for childbirths that would otherwise have been natural.Photo credit: Salim Fadhley

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