February 9, 2012, 3:22 pm
Kevin P. Casey for The New York TimesSmall premature babies born by Caesarean section are at increased risk of respiratory distress syndrome, a new study has found.

Very small babies delivered prematurely by Caesarean section because they were not growing properly in the womb developed more respiratory problems than those who had induced vaginal deliveries, a new study found. The study adds to growing concern over the high rate of Caesarean section deliveries in the United States, which reached 32 percent, or nearly one in three deliveries, in 2007. Click HERE to read more at the New York Times.