Uterine incisions used during C-sectionsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM03562
Uterine incisions used during C-sections
A C-section includes an abdominal incision and a uterine incision. After the abdominal incision, the doctor will make an incision in your uterus. Low transverse incisions are the most common (top left). Classical incisions are usually reserved for rapid delivery or for pregnancies with complications, such as placenta previa (top right). A low vertical incision might be used if your baby is in an awkward position (bottom).