Maternal Vaginal Fluids Mimic Microbe Transfer of Vaginal Birth
Maternal Vaginal Fluids Mimic Microbe Transfer of Vaginal Birth
Swabbing infants born by Cesarean-section with a gauze harboring their mother’s vaginal fluids made their skin and gut microbiota more closely resemble that of vaginally born babies.
Maternal Vaginal Fluids Mimic Microbe Transfer of Vaginal Birth
Maternal Vaginal Fluids Mimic Microbe Transfer of Vaginal Birth

Swabbing infants born by Cesarean-section with a gauze harboring their mother’s vaginal fluids made their skin and gut microbiota more closely resemble that of vaginally born babies.

Swabbing infants born by Cesarean-section with a gauze harboring their mother’s vaginal fluids made their skin and gut microbiota more closely resemble that of vaginally born babies.

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Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results
Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2020
Tiny doses of maternal poo mixed with breast milk and given to Cesarean-born infants makes their gut microbiota resemble those of babies born vaginally.
C-Sections Tied to “Stunted” Microbiota in Newborns: Study
C-Sections Tied to “Stunted” Microbiota in Newborns: Study
Shawna Williams | Sep 18, 2019
Research on hundreds of babies finds the delivery method is linked with a greater abundance of taxa more frequently seen in hospitals.
Study: Antibiotics After Assisted Birth Reduce Maternal Infections
Study: Antibiotics After Assisted Birth Reduce Maternal Infections
Ashley P. Taylor | May 14, 2019
Delivery guidelines should be updated to reflect these results, the authors write.
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2019
Countries with populations whose average adult height grew late last century are more likely to have high rates of babies delivered surgically.
Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Ashley Yeager | Oct 11, 2017
Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings’ microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight differences.