Bad News For Anyone Who Was Born Via A Caesarean Section
A university study undertaken in Australia has linked caesarean sections to developmental issues in children.
The study, that was completed by researchers at the University of Melbourne, claims there is a small gap in test scores between children born via caesarean and those from vaginal births.
The differences between the two groups is said to be the equivalent of a child in the third grade missing around 35 days of school.
The study suggests bacteria may be responsible for the differences.
University of Melbourne academic, Doctor Cain Palidano said “The real key issue is that we know that there are some factors that predate delivery date, there may be health complications with the child and also with the mum and it’s possible that these may have affected the child’s development in utero, but it also may have affected their mode of delivery,” he told ABC News.
The study involved comparing the NAPLAN results of 5000 Australia year three students. Researches also compared data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.