- The uterus is exposed through the abdominal wall, and an incision is made in the uterine covering.
- The muscles of the uterus are separated, producing a hole for the delivery of the infant.
- The infant is delivered through the opening in the uterine wall, after which, the uterus is stitched closed.
Review Date 11/21/2022
Updated by: LaQuita Martinez, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Alpharetta, GA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.