How to sign c-section in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your thumb on the other side of your mid-section. Then, drag it across your midsection to the other side. This sign mimics the incision that is made during a c-section.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of c-section

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of c-section

End of Sign

Final Frame of c-section

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for c-section
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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