For babies born by Caesarean section, can a simple swab reduce rates of obesity, asthma and allergies?

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Inova clinical trial investigates outcomes of exposing newborns to mother’s microbes While Caesarean section (CS) delivery can be lifesaving for both new mothers and their babies, children born by CS have an approximately 50 percent increased risk of childhood obesity, along with asthma and allergies. There is a marked difference between the microbiomes, the community…

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Remarkable Journey: Struggling newborn, parents thrive thanks to superior care at Fairfax NICU

(September 24, 2013) – For 24 weeks, Janet Stopa had enjoyed a blissfully smooth pregnancy. After trying to start a family for three years, she and her husband, Chris, were now joyfully anticipating the arrival of their first-born son, Nathaniel. Graced with an abundance of energy, Janet was able to maintain her fast-paced career as…

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