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Cesarean debate and Special needs risk

There is a great deal of publicity in the media at the moment regarding a Scottish study that has investigated the risk of a baby developing special educational needs if it is born too early. In particular, conclusions are being drawn along the lines of how this new data should be used to inform women planning an elective cesarean.

I agree – HOWEVER – let's inform women properly and honestly.

This is the comment I submitted to Medical News Today this morning:

via cesarean debate: Special needs risk: 4.7% at 39 weeks and 4.4% at 40 weeks.

Maybe you have heard about the Scottish study about how early  births lead to higher incidents with babies with special needs. See what you think about this blogger’s breakdown.

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