Short- and Long-term Outcomes after Cesarean Section

Rosalie M Grivell; Jodie M Dodd

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Expert Rev of Obstet Gynecol. 2011;6(2):205-215. 

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Health Outcomes Associated with Cesarean Birth

There are well-documented adverse health outcomes associated with cesarean birth, both for the woman and her infant (Table 1).[27–35] Maternal complications impact not only on physical health, but also emotional wellbeing, influencing a woman's ability to care for her infant, as well as her perception of her childbirth experience. Infant complications often necessitate treatment and enforced separation, affecting early mother–infant bonding.

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