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Is the baby affected by birth through Caesarean section?

Is the baby affected by birth through Caesarean section?

Caesarean section should be a last resort, only if there is no possibility of natural birth. Today, most women voluntarily resort to this method of birth and not because of the fact that the doctor imposes it, but on their own volition. But don't think it's so safe! There are many risks and even the possibility that the fetus may be affected!

Breathing problems

Children born by Caesarean section are more at risk of developing breathing problems, such as transient tachypnea. This is an abnormal, extremely accelerated breathing, which manifests in the first days after birth.

Fetal lesions

Your baby may be injured during birth by Caesarean section. The surgeon may accidentally touch the child when making the uterine incision.

Immunological diseases

Children born by this method are at increased risk of developing diseases of the immune system at maturity. The researchers claim that during childbirth, the DNA of the children is compromised, which leads to weakening of the immune system and the creation of a predisposing ground for the development of immunological diseases. The most common are diabetes, allergies, leukemia and asthma.

Autism spectrum disorders

There is still no scientific evidence in this regard, but more and more specialists believe that there is a link between cesarean birth and the development of autism in children or other disorders in the autism spectrum.

Absence of attachment in the mother-baby relationship at birth

The unique connection between mother and baby at birth is more difficult in the case of births through Caesarean section. This is explained by the fact that oxytocin, the love hormone and prolactin, the maternity hormone are secreted during vaginal birth and skin-to-skin contact. This affects the baby, because there is delay in sucking behavior (so in breastfeeding).

Problems associated with the underdevelopment of organs

The fetus's lungs and brain develop quite late in pregnancy. If Caesarean section is required between 34-36 weeks it is very likely that the baby will have problems with:

  • breathing;

  • feeding;

  • maintaining a normal temperature;

  • jaundice.

Risks associated with anesthetics and medications used

Some types of anesthesia and medication (general anesthesia, paracervical anesthesia, tranquilizers, etc.) used at birth can affect the fetus. Many of these are only used in extreme cases, but if the doctor is required he will apply them and the risks are high.

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