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17 Nov 2008

In the best interest of a newborn?
Hi Dr
I am expecting my first child and from a baby prof, I would like to find out which birth option, caesar or vaginal delivery is best and as least traumatic for a newborn. Do you see a higher apgar score in one type of delivery than another? I have heard of babies going into distress during labour, being born blue from a long delivery, forceps, vacuum and then there is the risk of wet lung in a caesar delivery. I waited a very long time for this pregnancy and I am really worried about her safety during delivery.
Thanks for your input.
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childhood diseases

01 Jan 0001

There is no complete answer to your question about different methods of delivery and Apgar scores. However in your circumstances I would choose a caesar. A paediatrician will be present in the operating theatre to look after your baby from the moment of birth.
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