Every fifth baby is born by C-section
“We observed that people born by C-section had an increased risk of obesity at adulthood,” she told SciDev.Net.
He says that in 2009 more babies were born by C-section than by vaginal delivery -- and in some private hospitals that number may reach 95 per cent.
Barros also found that many babies born by C-section are delivered slightly before term, as doctors worked according to a predefined schedule rather than wait for contractions to set in.
For instance, in sub-Saharan Africa, only 4 per cent of babies are delivered by C-section.
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