C-Section May Increase Risk for Food Allergy

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 3:12am
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Any comments on this? My DD was a c-section baby & this article makes a lot of sense to me

[url="http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030903/hl_nm/cesarea..."]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030903/hl_nm/cesarea...

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Ellen
Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 3:16am
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Well, my two kids are Csections too. In our case, it was a life and death situation, so I'd rather have the food allergies, and two healthy kids (*AND* still be alive).
If it hadn't been for the CSections, I would have bled to death on my first delivery.

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 3:33am
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Well, my c-section was not life & death. I was mislead at the time & now that I see my records I realize that it wasn't necessary. I am miffed, not only because of my daughter's allergy, but because of the current climit, it will be very difficult to have a vaginal delivery in a hospital in my area. Also, there are many women who have elective c-sections and if allergies are related to c-sections, they should know this before they decide on an elective section
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Ellen
Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 3:35am
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Hmmm. Interesting. My dd was not a C-section, but I have no allergies and the study also says "in allergic mothers". I am unclear on who these births were compared against. It would have to be mothers with allergic histories and vaginal births as opposed to simply vaginal births. becca

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 4:54am
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Wow,
My twins were emergency C-section births, 6 yrs. ago.
I don't have any allergies though, none.
Dh does though

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 6:37am
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Interesting theory. Although I would be in the "weak findings catagory". I nor, my husband have food allergies, had a c-section and my son has PA only.

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 7:01am
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What a load!!!
Ds was born vaginally. So I guess I would be considered in the weak category as well.
What if you come out c-section you miss the magical powers of the vaginal cavity? Oh, come on.
I'm sorry but this theory just sounds so far fetched.

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 8:09am
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Nope - no C-section. Vaginal and quick!!

Posted on: Wed, 09/03/2003 - 1:32pm
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Okay, so can't help but weigh in on this one. I don't mind seeing new *theories* as to why our children are PA. But what I find disturbing to me, personally as a woman, is that it is ALWAYS Mom to blame. Mom ate too much pb when pregnant and breastfeeding. Mom this, Mom that. And now, Mom had a C-section.
I remember this really bugged me a couple of years ago and I posted about what the Father of the PA child was eating during conception of the PA child. Seriously! Why the he** not?
I guess I want some Father Guilt in here as well! LOL!
To answer this one specifically, I had a vaginal birth with both children. Jesse, my first child, his labour, surprisingly, was shorter, but his labour was induced (I see a question [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) when I was already in labour and didn't realize it. With my daughter, it was close to 24 hours. I can't do the math right now my brain is working less efficiently than it normally does and y'all know what that means!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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