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For the first time in more than a decade the.S. Cesarean birth rate decreased, if only.1. . The rate decreased from.9.8 in 2010.
But still, one in three mothers gives birth by cesarean and scheduled cesareans for non-medical reasons have been rising. Surgical birth without labor impacts the health of newborns.
Birth by cesarean poses several challenges for a baby. Compared to medical babies born vaginally, babies born by cesarean are at risk for health complications they are less likely to face with a normal birth. Especially if the mother did not labor, babies are more likely to have difficulty breathing on their own.
With a scheduled cesarean, babies are more likely to be born preterm, before the lungs have fully developed. Respiratory complications can be serious enough to require admission to a special care nursery.
With a cesarean, mothers and babies are less likely to have skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth.
Skin-to-skin contact has several adaptive benefits for the newborn. Pain medications that sedate the mother can affect the newborns ability to latch on and breastfeed.
Drugs used for anesthesia, including epidurals, cross the placenta and can make it more difficult for babies to initiate breastfeeding.
The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages all maternity care providers to collaborate to support breastfeeding.
That includes avoiding common but often unnecessary procedures that interfere with breastfeeding and that may traumatize the newborn.