Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Countries with populations whose average adult height grew late last century are more likely to have high rates of babies delivered surgically.
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates

Countries with populations whose average adult height grew late last century are more likely to have high rates of babies delivered surgically.

Countries with populations whose average adult height grew late last century are more likely to have high rates of babies delivered surgically.

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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.
Doctors Warn Against Vaginal Seeding
Doctors Warn Against Vaginal Seeding
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2017
A group of Danish obstetricians notes that the procedure carries risks and that there is little evidence supporting its benefits to the infant microbiome. 
Infant Microbiome: Vaginal Delivery Versus C-Section
Infant Microbiome: Vaginal Delivery Versus C-Section
Jef Akst | Nov 27, 2016
A new literature review finds that even if babies born via Cesarean section have long-term health risks, as a number of past studies purport, it may not be a result of the procedure itself.
Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach
Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach
Tracy Vence | Mar 31, 2016
Boston-based Commense plans to develop microbial and nonmicrobial interventions aimed at improving child health.
Opinion: A Mother’s Microbes
Opinion: A Mother’s Microbes
Rob Knight and Jack Gilbert | Mar 3, 2016
On “vaginal seeding” and the challenge of evidence-based parenting
Restoring C-Section Babies’ Microbiota
Restoring C-Section Babies’ Microbiota
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2016
A small pilot study suggests exposure to maternal vaginal fluids could restore infant microbiota following Cesarean-section delivery.
Baby Born from Transplanted Womb
Baby Born from Transplanted Womb
Jef Akst | Oct 6, 2014
A woman in Sweden gives birth to a healthy baby boy after carrying the child in a transplanted uterus for 32 weeks.
Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers
Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers
Kate Yandell | Aug 11, 2014
The pace at which bacterial groups take root in the gastrointestinal tracts of premature infants is more tied to developmental age than time since birth.