C-sections are quite common these days, and most bitches come through them just fine.
It appears to be less common than in the past, due to improvements in infant delivery methods and the increased use of cesarean sections (c-sections) to surgically remove the infant through the abdomen.
Although Healthy People 2010 established a goal of a 15 percent rate for c-sections in the United States, the ideal rate has not been established.
C-sections have a higher maternal mortality rate than vaginal births with approximately 5.8 women per 100,000 live births dying, and half of these deaths are ascribed to the operation and a coexisting medical condition.
According to the United States Public Health Service, 35 percent of all c-sections are performed because the woman has had a previous c-section.