Cesarean Delivery May Not Be More Protective For Small, Premature Newborns


...delivery by cesarean section may not be protective compared to vaginal deliveries for babies who are small for their gestational age ... born more than six weeks before their due date.

"We found that infants delivered vaginally were not at a significantly increased risk for any neonatal complications. In fact, infants delivered by cesarean had significantly higher odds of breathing problems after birth," ... "This indicates that cesarean isn't superior to vaginal deliveries for this high risk population."...

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