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Microbial sealant blocks infection during c-sections

One in three expectant moms will deliver by c-section. And the last thing a new Mom needs to worry about is surgical site infections. Now, there's something new to keep moms infection-free.

Swapna Reddy is one of the first patients in the country to benefit from the therapy. Swapna and her husband are less than an hour away from one of the biggest events of their lives. They're expecting their second child.

"I'm very ready, I'm extremely ready," Reddy said. "I'm extremely tired of being pregnant. I'm tired of being this big."

Swapna's baby is one of three patients Gynecologist Jacques Moritz at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in ManhattanPlans to deliver on this day -- one traditionally, two by c-section.

"I deliver about 200 babies a year," Dr. Moritz said.

He said a major risk for new moms having a c-section is infection.
 
 

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