|Women who have had a Caesarean section do not have an increased risk of stillbirth in subsequent pregnancies, according to new research from the University of Calgary in Canada.
The findings, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, suggest that the level of a mother's obesity may be a factor in stillbirths, contradicting earlier research that linked Caesarean sections with stillbirths in subsequent pregnancies.
The earlier study had failed to account for the effect of maternal obesity which is associated with both Caesarean birth and stillbirth, say the University of Calgary researchers.
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