C-Section May Raise Risk of Later Pregnancy Loss
Women who have a Cesarean section may, if they become pregnant again, face a slightly elevated risk of either an ectopic pregnancy or a stillbirth--but not a miscarriage, according to a new study of Danish mothers.
Recent research has also linked c-section delivery to an elevated risk that a child will later become obese, and found that overweight women are more likely to deliver via c-section. On a more positive note, another recent study found that the overall rate of Cesareans performed before a woman's due date is on the decline nationwide.
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