Early elective C-section increases risks for infants

01/8/2009 | Reuters

New research shows the risk of breathing and other difficulties doubles if an elective Caesarean delivery is done at 37 weeks of pregnancy, rather than the 39 weeks recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The study of 13,258 births found that even doing the C-section at 38 weeks raised the risk of complications by 50%.

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