Childhood health problems following elective caesarean delivery: a population-based retrospective cohort study of Scottish data

M. Black, D. McLernon, J. Norman, S Bhattacharya

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract


Planned caesarean section (CS) comprises over 10% of UK deliveries. By avoiding natural birth processes, CS may compromise natural immunity and hormone balance in children. Studies suggest that these children may be at increased risk of asthma, inflammatory
bowel disease and obesity. This study explored the relationship
between planned CS and offspring health problems.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1-e13
Pages (from-to)E4
Number of pages1
JournalBJOG-An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

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