Ones born younger have even worse potential complications.
While cesareans are lifesavers when there are pregnancy complications, there are risks with the procedure and it's something that shouldn't be done without cause earlier than 37 weeks.
"While maternal and fetal complications during pregnancy may result in the need for a c-section, we're concerned that some early c-section deliveries may be occurring for non-medically indicated reasons," said Alan R. Fleischman, M.D., the March of Dimes medical director and senior vice president. "We need research to determine how many c-sections that result in preterm babies are not medically indicated and may place both mother and baby at risk for little or no medical benefit."
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