Early Cesarean deliveries pose risk for babies, study finds

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 20:28 in Health & Medicine

Elective C-sections performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy increase the chance of serious complications, according to an analysis of more than 13,000 births. Thousands of women put their babies at needless risk of respiratory problems, hypoglycemia and other medical ailments by scheduling Cesarean deliveries too early, according to an analysis of more than 13,000 births published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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