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Dr. Michel Odent

Prelabor Cesarean born babies…and all the others

  • Speaker: Dr. Michel Odent , M.D.
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, .1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

The best way to evaluate the effects of stress deprivation at birth is to compare neonates born by pre-labor cesarean and all the others. There are documented differences regarding lung functions, sense of smell, brain development, metabolic pathways, establishment of the microbiome, and gene expression. In the current scientific context it would be relevant, from the point of view of the baby, to contrast birth with labor and birth without labor, instead of only contrasting vaginal route and abdominal route.