Navigation Links
Dads to blame for longer pregnancies

Danish researchers led by Annette Wind Olsen have reported in the British Medical Journal that fathers might be responsible for pregnancies that last longer than 42 weeks or 294 days. The condition of prolonged pregnancies affects around 5% of pregnant mothers. The researchers conducted a study of about 28,000 women between 1980 and 1994. About 21,000 women in the group had a first pregnancy that had lasted longer than 42 weeks and another 7,000 women whose first pregnancy had lasted between 37 and 41 weeks. The data gathered from the participants indicated that those who had had one prolonged pregnancy had a 20% risk of having a second one.// If the first pregnancy had lasted for 44 weeks, the risk increased to 30%. However, if the women switched partners between pregnancies, the the risk of a second prolonged pregnancy was reduced to 15% The length of pregnancy differed by more than a week in women who had changed partners, compared with those who had not. In the group of women who had a 'normal' length pregnancy, only 7.7% had a prolonged second pregnancy. The researchers thus suggested that paternal genes may affect the timing of the birth. They also concluded that women who had experienced one prolonged pregnancy were more likely to experience another if they were with the same partner.

The study, which is claimed by the researchers as the first to have made such observations, has not been completely accepted by UK experts who say that there may also be other factors that are responsible for the findings. Professor Andrew Calder, a consultant obstetrician at the University of Edinburgh, claimed that pre eclampsia could be one such factor and that there was also no information as to how many women were induced before they reached 42 weeks.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Germs to blame for bad breath
2. Health care errors blamed for deaths
3. Problem of acne blame it on milk!
4. Lost 8 M pounds and blames his medication!!!
5. Suffering from postpartum depression, blame fussy baby
6. Vaccine Quality blamed for Polio Menace in UP
7. Federal government blamed for allocating meager portion to health sector:ALP
8. Treatment over a longer period for blood clotting
9. Meditation may reduce stress and help you live longer
10. New breed of mice to live longer
11. And now its super mice for longer memory
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Intermedix announced on Wednesday that it ... emergency medicine professional association, to support the organization's newly established physician group with ... Emergency Medicine, or AAEM, seeks to empower emergency physicians to control their own ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... The Wickman Agency ... to assist the local community. Pledging to select a new beneficiary every 60 ... the area. Their goal is to bring community awareness to important local causes ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... 10 Best Water is excited ... bottled water brand owners that topped the list as a result of their commitment ... The premier brand was Tibet 5100, a top notch water company that specializes in ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Dr. Jessica Barron, of Barron Family Dental in ... patients and families in the North Metro Denver area. The new dental practice focuses ... dentistry, and all in the most relaxing environment. , While some dental visits can ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... bring together more than 200 of the country’s top healthcare executives to share ... “The true benefit of the Forum is the provider-centric perspective, experience, expertise and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA ), today announced financial ... year ended December 31, 2015. --> ... for Vanda with the continued growth of HETLIOZ in ... for Non-24," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., Vanda,s President ... product portfolio builds on this success and underscores Vanda,s ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research - Alzheimer,s Disease Therapeutics ... than double from just under $5 billion in 2014 to an estimated $10.4 ... Canada , France , Germany ... UK, and Japan , and will primarily be driven by ... , France , Germany , ...
(Date:2/10/2016)...  CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ) is offering ... Santa Clara County, CA , in response to ... University campus. CVS Pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic walk-in medical ... disease. Students at Santa Clara University who have not ... anyone who has had close contact with a person ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: