Elective C-section raises risks for babies

06/15/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

A Swiss study in Pediatrics of some 60,000 late-preterm and term neonates found neonatal mortality rates of 0.57% after elective cesarean delivery and 0.10% after planned vaginal delivery. Data showed respiratory morbidity was twice as likely and special care admissions were more frequent after elective C-section than after vaginal delivery.

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