Could repairing the microbiome in C-section born babies be better for their health?

There are many pros and cons for a woman when choosing either a Caesarean section or natural birth.

Sometimes medical circumstances push the mother and her physician to a C-section. For example, when a mother’s life is threatened, or complications such as high blood pressure or gestational diabetes develop, this decision is favored. Mothers can also choose C-section if they want to plan the delivery or because of a previous C-section.

Overall, about one third of births in the United States are by C-section. Many studies have addressed C-section birth influences on the baby’s health and development. Reports have linked C-section births to later obesity, Type I diabetes in adolescents and early breathing difficulties and even asthma.