Caesarean section 1 – Introduction and preparation for surgery

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Please note that these films are not a replacement for formal medical training and should be used as part of an accredited course.

The films can be complemented by a textbook, Caesarean Section (Jauniaux E & Grobman W, OUP, 2016)

This is the first of a suite of 6 films showing how to perform caesarean section in an emergency situation. To access the full suite of films, please contact

The full suite includes:

1. Introduction and preparation for surgery

2. Opening the abdomen and uterus

3. Delivery

4. Closure of uterus and abdomen

5. Complications

6. Post-operative care

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