why do they call it a cesarean section

where did the term 'caesarean section' come from? The term is also similar in Dutch (when translated). Is this true in other languages as well? Being by profession an Architect, I always understood that the method was used on Julius Caesar's
mother to get him out while there was still time. The term originates from Latin, caedere ("to cut"), by way of the interesting myth that Julius Caesar was delivered by this method. In French the term is 'cГsarienne'. I also heard it was named after Julius Caesar. In French the term is 'cГsarienne'. I also heard it was named after Julius Caesar. From Encyclopedia Britannica Online:
"According to ancient sources, the procedure takes its name from a branch of the ancient Roman family of the Julii, whose cognomen Caesar (Latin caedere, "to cut") originated from a birth by this means; some modern historians doubt that this is true. "
This one is better than the chicken and the egg. Caesus? is the Latin for? having been cut,? and some believe that this is the etymology of? caesarian section,? a surgically assisted birth. Others believe that the term derives from the name? Julius Caesar? because of a widespread but unsubstantiated belief that he was born through such a procedure. It is believed to come from a Roman law concerning the legal status of children born this way. Julius Caesar himself was not born this way, since it is known that his mother lived to a ripe old age, and the first Caesarean births which the mother actually survived only took place in the 18th century.


It is named after Julius Caesar. It is alleged that he was so born. Probably unlikely to be true as although caesarian births have been carried out since ancient times, in Rome it was usually only performed once the mother was dead. Caesar's mother lived for many years after his birth, hence the unliklihood. In German the word is Kaiserschnitt, the Emperor-cut. These Romans made their mark on medicine. I seem to remember that the technical name for a limp is claudication - after the emperor Claudius who walked with a bad limp. I think it unlikely that Julius Caesar was born in this way. A woman would be very unlikely to have survived such a process in Roman times, and certainly not with fertility intact, yet Caesar's mother Aurelia was around well into his adulthood and he had two sisters, one of whom at least was younger than him. The process was of course in use from ancient times when a woman died in childbirth but the child might still live. Why Caesarian? I have a feeling there was a law called the Lex Caesarea which required this to be done if a pregnant woman died. It's called the same in Arabic as well. It was so called because Julius Caesar was the one who legalised the delivery of the child of a dead mother when the tradition was to let the baby die if the mother died. It was named Caesarian Section because Brutus cut-up Caesar into sections.


Since nobody seems to agree just where it originated, I'm going to continue to believe Julius Caesar until I can find valid PROOF otherwise. In March 2000, Ins Ramrez Prez, a woman from the state of, gained media attention after performing a on herself. Despite having no medical training, the operation was successful and both she and her baby survived. At midnight, on 5 March 2000P after 12 hours of continual pain, Ramrez sat down on a bench and drank three small glasses of hard liquor. She then used a 15 centimetres (5. 9Pin) kitchen knife to cut open her abdomen in a total of three attempts. Ramrez cut through her skin in a 17 centimetres (6. 7Pin) vertical line several centimeters to the right of her navel, starting near the bottom of the ribs and ending near the pubic area. (For comparison: a typical C-section incision is 10 centimetres (3. 9Pin) long, horizontal and well below the navel, the so-called "bikini-line incision". ) After operating on herself for an hour, she reached inside her uterus and pulled out her baby boy. She then severed the umbilical cord with a pair of scissors and became unconscious. She used clothes to bandage her wound after regaining consciousness, and sent one of her older sons to find help. Several hours later, the village health assistant and a second man found Ramrez conscious and alert, along with her live baby.


He sewed her incision with an available needle and thread. Ramrez was eventually taken to the local clinic, two and a half miles away in, and then to the nearest hospital, eight hours away by car. Sixteen hours thereafter she underwent surgical repair of the incision site. On the seventh post-operative day, she underwent a second surgery to repair complications resulting from damage to her intestines incurred during her C-section. She was released from the hospital on the tenth day post-surgery, and went on to make a complete recovery. Describing her experience, Ramrez said, "I couldnt stand the pain anymore. If my baby was going to die, then I decided I would have to die, too. But if he was going to grow up, I was going to see him grow up, and I was going to be with my child. I thought that God would save both our lives. " The case was written up in the March 2004 issue of the International Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics. She is also believed to have been profoundly lucky in several ways: to have put herself in the position she chose, which put her uterusP rather than her intestinesP against the abdominal wall under the incision site; to have not succumbed to infection from the large open wound in a non-sterile environment; to have not passed out from the pain part-way through, bled to death, or died from shock. She did say, afterward, that she didn't advise other women to follow her example.

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