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The effect of fetal sex on the outcome of labour induction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19821663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of fetal sex on the process and the outcome of induction of labour. This was a retrospective study of 658 women carrying singleton cephalic pregnancies induced at 37-42 completed weeks' gestation. Male fetuses demonstrated significantly more CTG abnormalities and need for fetal blood sampling. Male infants were also more likely to be delivered by emergency caesarean section. The total admission rate to the neonatal unit was higher among male babies. Male infants do not tolerate induction of labour as well as females. Fetal sex can be used as a predictive factor of the outcome in cases of induced labour.
U Agarwal; E Anastasakis; R A Kadir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-13     Completed Date:  2010-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  711-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Breech Presentation / epidemiology*
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data*
Fetal Blood / chemistry
Fetal Distress / epidemiology*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Labor, Induced / statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Risk Factors
Sex Factors

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