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March 24, 2016

The New Birth Trend That’s All About Bacteria

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

It may sound strange, but some women who give birth by caesarean section (C-section) are covering their newborn in fluid swabbed from their vagina! A baby born vaginally is exposed to a plethora of different bacteria as it comes down the birth canal; these bacteria set up the child’s microbiome, (bacteria in human skin, guts, and […]

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Tags: bacteria, C-section, cesarean section, IBD, immune system, microbiome, Nature Medicine, Sunanda Kane


October 13, 2015

C-Section Delivery Not a Risk Factor for IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Cesarean section, also known as C-section,  versus vaginal delivery has been explored as a risk factor for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During birth, bacteria from the mother and the surrounding environment colonize the infant’s gut, and during C-section delivery this direct contact is absent. Dr. Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses the most recent findings published in Gastroenterology, which suggest […]

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Tags: cesarean section, gut microbiomes, IBD, Sunanda Kane


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