The latest trend in “natural” birthing involves wiping a mother’s vaginal fluid on a baby born by C-section, hoping to expose him to beneficial bacteria that could help build his immune system. But OB-GYNs say vaginal seeding could potentially transfer viral infections to a baby.
Going through labor and having a vaginal delivery can be a long process that can be physically taxing for the mother. But C-sections come with risks for the mother.
If you are considering a vaginal delivery attempt after a C-section, there are three key questions you should discuss with your doctor.
This isn’t your grandmother’s full-term pregnancy. Doctors used to define 37 to 42 weeks as the time span of a full-term pregnancy. Now, a U.S. OB/GYN group is dividing that range into different classifications after learning about critical differences in the final weeks of gestation. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the … Read More