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#1 of 5 Old 09-14-2010, 10:05 AM - Thread Starter
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Thought this was an interesting article. It surprises me it took them this long to come out with this study- I thought it was common sense!

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I mentioned that stat on MDC a few months ago & someone replied that it was actually not a very good study. I forget the details - maybe they weren't comparing low-risk pregnancies that resulted in CS to low-risk pregnancies with vaginal births? I can't recall.
&, obviously you'd need to try to compare 'apples to apples' in that regard in order to really isolate CS as the independent variable to see if CS alone increases neonatal death rate.

Hopefully that same person will post again.
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Yeah, that's pretty grim. I do hope the person who felt the study was poorly done posts again. I'd like to hear more about it.

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Hmmm, the article claims to have adjusted for risk factors. That would be startling if correct. I knew there was an increased risk, but didn't know it was that high.

Thanks for the link!

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I think there are some things off with the study. Because some of those c-sections were done on high risk women, with poor prognosis in the first place. I read over the data. They pretty much compared all the c-sections and neonatal death rates. VS vaginal birth and death rates.

That said.. some c-sections are done to save mother's life or babies life and are done VERY prematurely. So yes neonatal deaths happen more when baby is NOT full term or even close to full term.

BUT I think the CDC is on the right track and starting to really examine that C-sections are NOT the safer way to go.

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