C-Sections Slightly Increase Risk of Stillbirth and Ectopic Pregnancy

July 1, 2014 8:47 PM

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C-Sections Slightly Increase Risk of Stillbirth and Ectopic Pregnancy

Even though cesarean sections have gotten a lot safer over the past few years, several studies have found evidence that C-sections, when they are not needed could be detrimental to one's health. In a new study, researchers examined the risk of having a C-section on future pregnancies. The team discovered that this birthing procedure slightly increases a woman's future risk of stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy, which is pregnancy that occurs outside of the womb and is life-threatening for the woman.

For this study, the researchers from Denmark analyzed data on 832,996 women taken from the Danish national registers. The researchers followed the women through two pregnancies and recorded C-sections, natural births, stillbirths and ectopic pregnancies. The team used statistical modeling to calcula...

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