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How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not squeezed

Normal vaginal delivery squeezes some of the fluid in the lung spaces out during passage through the birth canal.
C-sections alows that fluid to remain and thereby can cause a poor exchange of oxygen. Ttn uaually resolves on its own with supportive care. Ttn can also happen with a normal delivery but less often.

In brief: Not squeezed

Normal vaginal delivery squeezes some of the fluid in the lung spaces out during passage through the birth canal.
C-sections alows that fluid to remain and thereby can cause a poor exchange of oxygen. Ttn uaually resolves on its own with supportive care. Ttn can also happen with a normal delivery but less often.
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