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PregTASTIC is the weekly, online radio show by pregnant women, for pregnant women about the fantastic journey to motherhood. Each episode features of expert information and friendly advice, opinions and different perspectives for soon-to-be moms.


Ep125 Elective C-Sections: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

January 27th, 2009

Episode 125 of 256 episodes

What constitutes an “elective” cesarean? Do the benefits outweigh the risks for mom and baby? "Wet lungs" and respiratory problems from cesareans. When is the earliest you should have an elective c-section? The importance of fetal development during the last 2 weeks of gestation, and possible breastfeeding complications from cesareans. Dr. Thomas Moore, Chair of Reproductive Medicine at University of California at San Diego is this week's guest.

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