Early C-Section Risks Baby's Health

Suzanne Murray

calendarThe New England Journal of Medicine just published a new study that says that if you have a C-section before the 39th week of pregnancy, your baby is twice as likely to have respiratory problems. And having a baby by C-section even just three or four days before the 39th week increases the risk of complications.

The study also found that having the baby after 40 weeks increased the risks for bad outcomes. So if you have an elective C-section, you should schedule it between 39 and 40 weeks, if possible, because the baby's lungs will be fully developed by then.

Did you have a C-section? What week did you have it at? Did your baby have any problems?

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