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Traditional Chinese beliefs about pregnancy and childbirth | thepaoproject.com
The researchers also found that Asian women whose partners are white are more likely than white women with Asian or white partners to have a caesarean delivery, as part of a broad analysis of perinatal outcomes among Asian, white and Asian—white couples. The findings, the authors say, could benefit clinicians working with an increasingly diverse patient population. It's difficult to estimate the prevalence of Asian-white couples, but Census Bureau's survey also reported being of mixed Asian-white ancestry. Although past studies have looked at ethnic differences in perinatal outcomes, the majority of research has focused on white-African-American couples.
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Asian women living in the East End of London were interviewed in English or in their own language to assess their attitudes to and experiences of pregnancy and antenatal care and to consider some factors which may influence their experiences, especially their fluency in English. In some respects Asian women's experiences were similar to those of non-Asian women reported in other studies, e. However there were also some differences, e. Asian women expressed greater concern about the sex of the child and about eating 'cool' foods to counterbalance the hot state of pregnancy.
November 14, Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to experience heart problems within a few years of giving birth, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions , a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Researchers from University of California San Francisco followed the time to hospitalization from heart failure a condition when the heart can't pump well and heart attack for nearly 1. Women who experienced any form of pregnancy-related hypertension—gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, chronic hypertension and chronic hypertension combined with preeclampsia—were more frequently hospitalized for heart failure than women who did not experience high blood pressure during pregnancy. Women who experienced gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and chronic hypertension were also more likely to be hospitalized for a heart attack, but unlike with heart failure, the likelihood of hospitalization for heart attack was not influenced by racial background.