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Mode of delivery and subsequent stress response

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A Taylor, N M Fisk, V Glover

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number9198
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2000

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We have shown that a baby's stress (saliva cortisol) and crying response to inoculation at 8 weeks was related to mode of delivery, with the greatest response shown in those born by assisted delivery and the least response in those born by elective caesarean section.

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