The C-Section Rates

HOW DID WE HUMANS EVER MANAGE BEFORE THE ADVENT OF THE OB/GYN PRACTICE?  I can understand that there are scenarios where a C-section is lifesaving to the mother or newborn.  But 30% of the time?????  This is an unbelievably high percentage of women undergoing C-section.  Some of it is driven by the medicalization of the delivery process […]

C-sections and Gluten

IS C-SECTION TO BLAME FOR INCREASED RATES OF COMMON INTESTINAL DISEASE? The incidence of celiac disease (allergy to the gluten component of grains like wheat and oats) continues to increase, and we now see “gluten free” in stores and on restaurant menus everywhere.  This can be a serious problem, leading to a higher overall mortality […]

Perinatal Factors Tied to Asthma in Childhood – (01-08-01)

Perinatal Factors Tied to Asthma in Childhood C-section is a risk factor for development of childhood asthma. Sometimes research arises that supports concepts that you have been promoting for some time. Follow this: a newborn’s first exposure to Lactobacillus is through the vaginal vault during delivery; this does not happen with C-section. This finding further […]

C-section increases risk of hospital care in childhood for asthma, gastroenteritis – (06-17-03)

C-section increases risk of hospital care in childhood for asthma, gastroenteritis While these results may seem confusing at first, recall that a newborn’s first exposure to beneficial bacteria is through the vaginal vault during delivery (provided that the mother has not undergone antibiotic therapy anytime in the past that may have destroyed or upset local […]

CAESAREAN SECTION CAUSE UNEXPLAINED STILLBIRTH IN PREGNANCY – (12-22-03)

Caesarean section and risk of unexplained stillbirth in subsequent pregnancy The rate of C-sections here in the US is much higher than in other developed countries. I used to work in a pathology lab, and the number of placentas from C-sections was always much higher on Fridays and before holidays. Well, anytime man interveres with […]