Study says later c-sections healthier

January 8, 2009 10:39:12 AM PST
A new report is offering some advice to women planning a caesarean section.

Researchers found that babies delivered at 37 weeks have twice as many problems as those born two weeks later at full term.

Babies born at 39 weeks were more likely to avoid intensive care, suffer from breathing problems, or low blood sugar levels.

The University of Alabama study reviewed 13,000 c-sections and found that waiting a few extra days can make a big difference.