Study shows c-sections are dangerous for some infants

Although cesarean section surgeries are common and generally considered safe, new research suggests they may not be best for some tiny babies.

C-sections are often performed for babies who aren't growing like they should in the womb, because they have a condition called intra-uterine growth restriction.

However, researchers found that those babies born via c-section before week 34 of pregnancy were nearly a third more likely to develop breathing problems than similar babies born via the birth canal.

Doctors also say sometimes c-sections are medically necessary for the health of the mother and infant.


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