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Children born by Caesarean section, prone to respiratory diseases

Children born by Caesarean section, prone to respiratory diseases


Children born prematurely by Caesarean section have a 30% higher risk of developing respiratory disease than those born vaginally. The most common and serious condition they are prone to is respiratory distress syndrome.

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Birth by Caesarean section and risk of respiratory problems

Children who are forced to give birth prematurely are subject to many risks and dangers. Low birth weight and insufficiently developed organs can lead to health complications.

Insufficiently matured immune system easily predisposes them to infections, which can endanger their lives.

Doctors claim that respiratory diseases are some of the most common and dangerous complications that occur in children born by Caesarean section.

Some experts argue that the risk remains high even in cases where it is the mother's decision to give birth earlier, choosing Caesarean volunteer instead of natural birth. The option of caesarean section requires the interruption of the development and growth of the fetus in intrauterine life and its premature birth, even if it was not due to complications.

Dr. Erika Werner, an assistant professor of maternal and fetal medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, believes the discovery sounds an important alarm signal among pregnant women opting for caesarean section instead of vaginal birth. It is time to see that there are not many benefits to choosing a surgical birth or that these are less than the risks and complications that newborns are subjected to, Werner says.

One is respiratory distress syndrome. The condition endangers babies and causes breathing difficulties, blindness and brain disorders.

Vaginal birth, a safer choice

Future mothers should take into account the fact that the birth of the child prematurely, prematurely and at too little weight for her gestational age, imposes certain risks that can endanger her life. They must think very well before making such a decision, inform themselves and consult with their doctor.

This is a major surgery and every pregnant woman should be aware of it. It is advisable to do so only in cases where it is needed, ie when there are serious medical reasons for giving birth earlier.

In the absence of such dangers, it is advisable to choose vaginal birth. Moreover, natural birth helps children breathe better. Passing the baby through the vaginal canal during expulsion helps the children to release the amniotic fluid from the lungs and improve their breathing.

Even if the findings are not scientifically substantiated and it is not known whether there is a cause-effect relationship between cesarean birth and respiratory problems, the doctors say the study information should give pregnant women thought.

In addition, Caesarean delivery involves a lot of other risks that should cause pregnant women to give up this idea quickly - bleeding, infections, high blood pressure, side effects of anesthesia, fetal injury, etc.

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