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C-section delivery increases risk of autism symptoms in children by 23%

2/15/2016 - Children delivered by Caesarean section are 23 percent more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than babies born vaginally, according to a meta-analysis conducted by researchers from University College Cork, Ireland, and published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. "Given...

C-section babies need to be rubbed with mother's germs ... Post-birth 'probiotics' crucial for activating child's immune response

2/10/2016 - According to a recent study by New York University, babies born by C-section should be swabbed with their mother's germs; doctors think this procedure can replace "missing" bacteria that babies are normally exposed to during vaginal birth. Sharing bacteria during surgery is normally something doctors...

Natural childbirth is key to beginning life with a strong immune system

7/11/2014 3:13:55 PM - Children delivered by cesarean section (C-section) may end up with hampered immune systems, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and published in the Journal of Immunology on July 10. "The study shows that [mice] delivered by Caesarean section had developed...

Vitamin D deficiency increases pregnant women's risk of gestational diabetes, C-section delivery and other health conditions

12/10/2013 - A growing number of pregnant women are beginning to develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, usually around the 24th week. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 18 percent of hospital pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. This means that a woman is unable to make and...

C-sections lead to obese kids, study finds

6/5/2013 - New research out of the U.K. sheds light on yet another possible cause of widespread childhood obesity. Based on an analysis involving more than 10,000 British babies, roughly 9 percent of whom were born via C-section, researchers found that babies delivered the alternate route tend to be larger overall...

C-section babies have abnormal immune function

3/17/2013 - Children delivered by C-section are significantly more likely to have abnormally reactive immune systems that make them prone to asthma and allergies, according to a study conducted by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital and presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and...

Expectant mom alert: C-sections may cause babies to develop allergies

3/5/2013 - No one would suggest a pregnant woman forgo a Caesarian section, commonly called a C-section, if that kind of surgical birth is needed to save the life of mom and/or baby. However, C-sections are too often performed for other reasons -- even because the surgical procedure allows women, and doctors,...

BIRTH RAPE: The criminal assault on mother and child

9/29/2012 - Big Pharma has taken the blessed event of childbirth and is turning it into a medical procedure. The general attitude in a normal hospital birth is more like treating a disease rather than a natural, healthy and inspiring event. Medical personnel rush to the labor and delivery ward and operating arena...

C-section birth rate skyrockets in USA as mothers surrender to convenience of doctors

12/17/2010 - The c-section rate in the United States continues to climb, a phenomenon increasingly attributed to impatience on the part of women and doctors. The rate of women delivering by c-section had increased to 31.8 percent by 2007, with a further increase to 32.3 percent in 2008, according to a study by...

Know the Disadvantages of Elective Cesarean Section Deliveries

8/17/2010 - A cesarean section is an operation to deliver a baby by making a cut in the front wall of a woman's abdomen and womb. This can be life-saving in the case of an emergency. However, the worldwide trend to deliver by c-section continues to rise. Why do women elect to have this procedure and what do recent...

C-Section Birth Raises Risk of Asthma in Newborns by 79 Percent

4/13/2009 - Children delivered by cesarean section (c-section) are significantly more likely to develop asthma and allergies later in life than children delivered through natural, vaginal birth, according to a study conducted by researchers from National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven,...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased C-Section Rate

4/11/2009 - A study indicates women who are short on vitamin D are more likely to have a cesarean section delivery. The findings can be attributed to the work of a larger study which looked at the vitamin D levels in women within 72 hours of delivery. None of the women in the study had previous c-sections, and...

Early Repeat C-Sections Linked to Health Complications in Newborns

2/14/2009 - In order to make childbirth a smoother process, many pregnant mothers and their families schedule Caesarean sections a little earlier. However, a recent study has revealed that this could, literally, be a very unhealthy practice, as it greatly increases the risk of breathing problems, blood infections...

Early C-Section Risks Endanger Newborn Babies

1/20/2009 - A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that having an elective repeat c-section before 39 weeks of pregnancy puts a newborn at risk for serious illnesses and even death. Just about 40 percent of all cesarean sections are repeat procedures, so this study is quite relevant...

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