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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Caesarean Sections may Increased Risk Of Asthma In Child - study

This is what I am afraid of if ever CS would be recommended by my OB. I really want to have a natural delivery, I hope. CS has a lot more complications compared to a normal delivery.

To give you an idea about it, I have searched for an info for my readers. A study was conducted and here's the article...

Babies born by Caesarean section have a 50 % increased risk of developing asthma compared to babies born naturally. Emergency Caesarean sections increase the risk even further. This is shown in a new study based on data from 1.7 million births registered at the Medical Birth Registry at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

The goal of the study was to investigate the possible link between being born by Caesarean section and later development of asthma.

Summarised results from the study:

  • Compared to children born in the natural way (i.e. spontaneously and vaginally), children born by Caesarean section had an approximately 50 % increased risk of developing asthma.
  • Children born vaginally, but with assistance from vacuum or forceps, had a 20 % increased risk of asthma.
  • For children born between 1988 and 1998, planned Caesarean section was associated with an approximately 40 % increased risk of asthma while emergency Caesarean section was associated with a 60 % increased risk. Read full article here...

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