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Assistive techniques in childbirth

They are techniques that help the mother at the time of delivery and the newborn when it is premature. The most important ones are:

Cesarean section

The C - section is a surgical procedure performed through an incision in the abdomen and uterus of the mother to remove the fetus. It should only be performed when it is considered that vaginal delivery may have medical complications for the mother or fetus.

Parto por cesárea

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The pregnancy usually lasts 40 weeks, but premature babies are born before completing 37 weeks of gestation. As they are light weight and some organs are not mature enough, they are put in an incubator to provide them with conditions similar to those in the uterus until they complete their development.


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