MAE CHAN
FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Sometimes there is no choice for women delivering, however elective C-sections are more likely to develop health problems in newborns than those delivered naturally. Some of this relates to critical hormonal and physiological changes during labour which help babies develop. But giving babies a swab of vaginal fluid after they've been born by cesarean section gives them a different and beneficial set of gut bacteria which may alter the path of human health.

A Danish study examining 34,000 deliveries suggests babies born by C-section were up to four times more likely to have respiratory problems than those born naturally. A recent study also showed that caesarean born babies are also at double the risk of becoming obese children as those delivered naturally.
Women who have their first child by caesarean are also more likely to have placenta-related problems in their second pregnancy, research suggests.

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