Study examines C-section effect on preterm infant breathing

02/13/2012 | News-Medical.Net

Birth by cesarean section may enhance breathing challenges in preterm infants with low birth weights, according to new research from the Yale School of Medicine. Infants delivered before 34 weeks via C-section have a higher risk of respiratory distress syndrome than babies born vaginally regardless of ethnicity, maternal health or other environmental factors.

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