The Emotional Ramifications of Being Born in a Cesarean Delivery

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Cesarean delivery rates have been steadily rising and have reached startling rates worldwide. There is a consensus among pre-and perinatal psychology clinicians that prenatal and perinatal factors create a predisposition that may be exacerbated and adversely affect one’s personality. Although a cesarean delivery is a lifesaving procedure, little attention and respect have been given to the cesarean born baby’s emotional well-being. This article’s aim is to investigate whether being born in a cesarean delivery can emotionally and behaviorally impact the cesarean born throughout life, by reviewing the existing pre-and perinatal psychology literature and the current medical literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-195
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of prenatal & perinatal psychology & health
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2017


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