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 What should you expect? d    

If you are eligible for the study, your child may be randomly assigned to receive an intervention called “vaginal seeding”. This intervention involves swabbing your baby’s nose with your vaginal secretions soon after birth. This is done to expose cesarean-born babies to the same bacteria they would have been exposed to at birth if they were born by vaginal delivery.

You will not be able to choose or know the group that your baby is assigned to for the duration of the study.

There will be several study visits while you are pregnant, around the time your child is born, and throughout your child’s first year of life.

Each study visit will include specific study activities, which mainly consist of collecting information and samples from you and your child.

You can download a timeline of the study visits and activities here.