Caesarean section and childhood infections: causality for concern?
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Smith, G. Caesarean section and childhood infections: causality for concern?. PLoS Medicine https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.58925
Human birth where the infant survives without passing through the mother’s genital tract has only been recorded in the past few thousand years, with accounts of caesarean delivery in antiquity. Cases where the mother also survives the surgery are more recent still, with the first authenticated description of successful caesarean delivery in 1610. The development and implementation of safe caesarean delivery in the late 19th and 20th century was transformative for maternal and infant survival in high-income countries. Globally, the availability of caesarean delivery is now one of the most important elements of emergency obstetric care to reduce rates of maternal and perinatal death.
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