A recent study done by Swedish scientists revealed a strange attribute related to the Children who are born by Caesarean section. According to the study, if you are born via C-section, you have a 21 per cent higher risk of developing a food allergy. Yes, you might want to take into consideration whether you were born vaginally or via C-section, if you suffer from food allergies. The scientists believe that babies born vaginally have different strains of gut bacteria. They help protect the children from allergies. Signs and Symptoms of Peanut Allergy You Should Know of.
It is essential for mothers to be to be told about the flip side of C section birthing. The experts believe that the children born by C-section have a different bacterial flora that children that were born vaginally.
Therefore it may cause the children born via C section to have food allergies, especially shellfish and peanuts allergy. The gut flora also determines the child's chances of being obese, having digestive diseases and asthma.
Common Conditions in Which Women Have C section Deliveries-
- Women who have already had at least one caesarean section.
- Complications in a previous/current pregnancy or birth you may be advised a planned C-sec.
- Baby's position- In case the baby is in a breach, sideways, bottom-down.
- Complications during labour you may be advised for an emergency caesarean.
- If the mother is expecting twins or more.
- The mother has a low-lying placenta.
- If the mother has had a miscarriage.
What is a food allergy?
About 3 percent of the total population suffers from some or the other kind of food allergy. When the body's immune system starts to see certain foods as a threat to the immune system, the body tends to show different kinds of symptoms like hives, rashes, irritable bowel, etc. These are the allergic reactions that are caused by various allergens.
Another study also suggests, 'Our findings suggest that cesarean delivery is associated with allergic rhinitis and atopy among children with parental history of asthma or allergies. This could be explained by lack of contact with the maternal vaginal/fecal flora or reduced/absent labor during cesarean delivery.' Red Meat Allergy That Can Break Your Heart, Literally.