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Caesarean section.

Caesarean section and classical mythology review.
known as C-section, caesarean is a surgical procedure made through a mother’s abdomen and uterus to deliver one or more babies. The World Health Organization recommends that they should be done based only on medical need. Caesarean sections are effective in saving maternal and infant lives, but only when they are required for medically indicated reasons.The typical method for the Caesarean section is the Pfannenstiel incision named after Hermann Johannes Pfannenstiel (June 28, 1862 – July 3, 1909) a German gynecologist born in Berlin.
Mythological history of c section procedures.
Asclepius, god of medicine, ancient Greece
As Asclepius mother princess Coronis was burning on the funeral fire, (after Apollo punnished her) god Apollo performed the first Caesarian section, freeing the baby Asclepius from his mother’s womb and certain death.
god of wine Dionysus ,Olympus deities or gods, Olympian gods, ancient Greece.
Dionysus had a strange birth that evokes the difficulty in fitting him into the Olympian pantheon. His mother was a mortal woman, Semele, the daughter of king Cadmus of Thebes, and his father was Zeus, the king of the gods.Semele was pregnant and demanded of Zeus that he reveal himself in all his glory as proof of his godhood. Zeus came to her wreathed in bolts of lightning; mortals, however, could not look upon an undisguised god without dying, and she perished in the ensuing blaze. Zeus rescued the unborn Dionysus by sewing him into his thigh, after he took the baby from his mother womb.
The Budha, is said that, was born from the right flank of his mother Maya from Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy by John Avise Columbia University Press
Julius Caesar, Roman history.
Julius Caesar is said that was born with a c section, although we dont have enough documents to support it. “The origin of the term “caesarean” is falsely attributed to Julius Caesar, who was thought to have been born with this modality in 104 BC. It is likely, however, that the first attempts at this procedure were subsequent to the Lex Regia of 715 BC. At that time, the operation was performed only when the mother was dead or dying, as an attempt to save the child”.
Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy Columbia john Avise University Press.

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