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These general websites are a great place to start to learn about c-sections or to get answers to specific questions.
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MedLine Plus page on Cesarean Section This page includes a collection of links to both statistics about c-sections as well as medically oriented overviews of c-section from a surgical point of view. Does not include much c-section recovery specific information - but is a good place to begin research into the methods and statistics of the procedure. Includes links to an interactive tutorial, video and to many sources of statistics.

Encyclopedia of Surgery: Cesarean section This clearly written page explains the details of the surgery and includes sections addressing diagnosis, demographics, risks, alternatives, aftercare and includes a resources list with citations for periodicals and a list of organizations one can contact for further information.

Cesarean Birth: The Inside Story Cesarean Birth: The Inside Story Released in 1998, this video documents real women going through cesarean sections. It includes personal stories and OR footage. Also addresses expectations, emotional issues, reasons behind the procedure and recovery.


GreenDot  International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) Online The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). The site has extensive resources including statistics, white papers and a reading list. Also hosts a very active mailing list. Especially focuses on preventing c-sections and helping mom's navigate their way to a successful VBAC.

Cesarean Section - What Happens During Surgery Step by step medical details of the entire procedures (from the white papers section of the ICAN website).

Births: Preliminary Data for 2004 (United States National Center for Health Statistics) See page 4 for information about the rate of cesarean sections. Also take a look at the full tables of data. Table C shows details about cesarean delivery broken down by state and an assortment of other factors.

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