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Mindfulness Training Reduces Chance of Unnecessary Caesareans

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The FINANCIAL  —  A short, group-based mindfulness training for pregnant women and their partners reduces the chance of a medically unnecessary caesarean birth by 50% and doubles the chance of a natural birth. This is the conclusion of UvA researchers Irena Veringa, Esther de Bruin, Bonny van Steensel and Susan Bögels in an article published in the leading American scientific journal ‘Birth’.…

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Mindfulness Training Reduces Chance of Unnecessary Caesareans

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL  —  A short, group-based mindfulness training for pregnant women and their partners reduces the chance of a medically unnecessary caesarean birth by 50% and doubles the chance of a natural birth. This is the conclusion of UvA researchers Irena Veringa, Esther de Bruin, Bonny van Steensel and Susan Bögels in an article published…

Giving mothers’ excrements to C-section babies may help them develop healthy gut flora

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The FINANCIAL —  A new study conducted by a research group from the Pediatric Research Center suggests that feeding C-section newborns with their mothers’ excrements helps theme restore gut microbiota. The team compared the microbiota of the babies in their study to 82 not given the experimental treatment, born either vaginally or via C-section. A proof-of-concept study suggests the procedure can…