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Vaginal Births Found Safe After Cesarean Section

A new study in Pediatrics reports that women who have had a cesarean section can go on to give birth vaginally without increasing their own or their infant’s risk of complications. Vaginal births are less debilitating to mothers, both physically and economically, and do not encourage the respiratory problems that have been linked to elective cesarean sections. Thirty-eight percent of cesarean sections performed in the U.S. are repeat cesareans, giving the U.S. one of the highest rates of repeat procedures.

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Reuters - September 4, 1997