553: Elective cesarean delivery and pediatric infectious morbidity of the offspring - results of a population based cohort of up to 18 years Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective Cesarean delivery (CD) has been shown to affect the newborn's microbiome. We aimed to study a possible association between mode of delivery and the risk for infectious diseases of the offspring, during a follow-up period of up to 18 years. Study Design A population based cohort analysis was performed comparing different subtypes of infectious morbidity leading to hospitalization among children (up to the age of 18 years) based on mode delivery: vaginal (VD) or CD. Data on pregnancy course and outcome, mode of delivery, and later offspring hospitalization were collected from the same database of a single tertiary center in the region. All singleton deliveries between the years 1991-2013 were included in the analysis. Exclusion criteria were congenital malformations, perinatal deaths, instrumental deliveries, pregnancy, delivery, and fetal complications (including …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017