My evidence is anecdotal but my third was my only c-section (emergency) and she has no allergies, food intolerances etc.
I thought swab for GBS was routine in Aust? My first baby was private and my second and third public and I was swabbed for all three?
OP try not to worry. If csec's were really that bad for babies doctors wouldn't be so scissor happy nowdays. My advice would be to consult a medical professional and not read too much into what strangers online/adhoc fringe research says.
Last edited by VicPark; 15-03-2016 at 21:35.
OP, I think as others have suggested, talk to your OB, get the facts rather than listening to the media. Load up on probiotics and good bacteria (also found in sauerkraut, Kim chi, kefir, fermented vegetables etc) to get your own gut health to an optimum. If a c-sec is the safest way for you to deliver don't feel bad about that, birthing vaginally is no guarantee of a better immune system.
I'm in NSW and wasn't asked to do a GBS as such. Midwife handed me a swab, said "do this now" and sent me to the loo. I didn't realise until after what it was.
And by then I knew I would need a CS so it wasn't necessary anyway. Never did get the results though...
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