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Cesarean Section at 39 Weeks Reduces the Risk for Neonatal Encephalopathy, Shoulder Dystocia, Fetal Trauma and Intrauterine Fetal Demise

According to a 2006 study by obstetricians and gynecologists Gary D. Hankins, MD, Shannon M. Clark, MD and Mary B. Munn, MD, planned elective cesarean sections can significantly reduce the risk of birth injuries. The doctors studied over 2,100 articles from the national library of medicine. They searched for the following terms: fetal trauma, shoulder dystocia,…