Doctors Test Bacterial Smear After Cesarean Sections To Bolster Babies’ Microbiomes

Evelyn Marie Vukadinovich is swabbed with a gauze pad immediately after being born by cesarean section at Inova Women

After a cesarean section, does swabbing a baby with mother’s microbes reduce the risk of obesity and other health problems later in life? An ambitious study to help answer the question is underway.

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