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Baby Wellness: Scheduling a C-Section

Mamas-to-be who plan on scheduling their babe's birth to coincide with a special day or one that is convenient need to think again. A new study of American births shows that babies do best when they debut no earlier than seven days before their due date. Even a few days can make a difference in the child's lung development. One report said:

The rate of Caesarean sections in the United States is at an all-time high, accounting for about 31 percent of births. There are lots of reasons: older moms, multiple births, the threat of malpractice lawsuits, the preference of mothers and doctors and the risks of having a vaginal birth after a previous Caesarean.

Other complications of infants born at 37 weeks included infections and low blood sugar.


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