The early weeks of pregnancy are fragile—and confusing. Here, the answers to your questions.
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Undergoing a scheduled Cesarean section may have advantages, but one downside is a higher risk of re-hospitalization in the month following childbirth. Among every 1,000 women who delivered their first babies via planned C-section, 19 returned to the hospital, compared with fewer than eight per 1,000 first-time mothers who had vaginal deliveries, Boston University doctors found. Wound complications and infections were the major reasons.