Cesarean delivery associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders

Takeaway

  • Study findings suggest that cesarean delivery births are associated with an increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with births via vaginal delivery.

Why this matters

  • Study results further add to the spectrum of negative health outcomes associated with cesarean delivery and suggest this form of delivery should be used judiciously.

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