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A South Florida woman has something unexpected happen during a shoe shopping trip.

Coral Springs firefighters made a special delivery inside an elevator at Coral Springs Medical Center on Saturday afternoon.

A pregnant woman's water broke as she shopped for shoes at the Coral Square Mall about 2 p.m., and the firefighters said they could tell she was about to give birth. Four of the firefighters rushed the woman into the hospital and then into an elevator, headed for the delivery unit on the second floor.

But as soon as the doors shut, the baby started coming out. By the time the elevator reached the second floor and the doors opened, the baby was almost fully out, and the firefighters finished the delivery in the hospital hallway, said Mike Matonak, one of the firefighters.

Mother and child were doing fine.

Oh, yeah: It's a girl!

A happy ending. In related news, doctors in California say Asian women married to white men are more likely to have a riskier pregnancy-

Pregnant women who are part of an Asian-white couple face an increased risk of gestational diabetes as compared with couples in which both partners are white, according to a new study from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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 study will be published in the October issue of American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The findings, the authors say, could benefit clinicians working with an increasingly diverse patient population.

I'm married to a Asian woman and Leonita had our son Daniel by c-section. What's the cause for the increased rate of c-sections for these interracial couples? I'll give you a clue, it involves the size of a word that begins with a p.

More specifically, the researchers found that white mother/Asian father couples had the lowest rate (23 percent) of caesarean delivery, while Asian mother/white father couples had the highest rate (33.2 percent). Because birth weights between these two groups were similar, the researchers say the findings suggest that the average Asian woman's pelvis may be smaller than the average white woman's and less able to accommodate babies of a certain size.
Fooled you! I make a bet you were thinking another word rather than pelvis that starts with a P.

Hat tip- Marmot's hole


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Comments (4)

I wonder how often Asian wo... (Below threshold)

I wonder how often Asian women married to white men are scheduled for these c-sections, or pushed toward them early on in labor, based on their doctors' fears rather than any kind of legitimate pelvic measurement. Like many c-sections, this sort of thing could be happening in effort to avoid litigation for anything that might go wrong should labor proceed.

I have no idea, maybe it's true. But I always have to ask these questions of c-section or "too big baby" statistics. I'd be interested to hear if there are any dissenting opinions about this.

C(aucasian) section?... (Below threshold)

C(aucasian) section?

I wonder if they did an app... (Below threshold)

I wonder if they did an apple to apples comparison that being they compared women of both races that were of the same height weight and demission. Like Asian and White women who are 4.8 and had babies of 6 lb what were the rates.
I know few Asian women (Thai, Chinese, Filipina and Japanese and the sizes vary from 4.5 to 6 ft) just like some white and black women. So I wonder if the study compares body types.

Gestational diabetes, if no... (Below threshold)

Gestational diabetes, if not completely controlled, generally gives rise to a rather over-sized baby. If the statistics are correct about the increased incidence of diabetes in the case of Asian women with white husbands, there should be an increased need for C-sections in that population, since it is quite unlikely that gestational diabetes is completely controlled in all cases.
The really interesting question for the scientist is how the husband plays a role in inducing what is essentially a physiological change in the his pregnant wife. What is the mechanism by which the increased frequency of gestational diabetes in Asian women is triggered by the fact of the husband being white?






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