Asian couples had babies with the lowest median birth weight, so caesarean delivery was less common among those women. Based on their findings, El-Sayed said clinicians should consider both maternal and paternal race when determining a patient's risk for perinatal complications. It's important for clinicians to know which women may have an increased risk of caesarean delivery, so they can conduct proper counseling prior to childbirth, El-Sayed said. These findings weren't altogether surprising: past studies have shown an increased risk of diabetes among Asian couples, which researchers attribute to an underlying genetic predisposition. Leading in Precision Health.
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Although past studies have looked at ethnic differences in perinatal outcomes, the majority of research has focused on white-African-American couples. Census Bureau's survey also reported being of mixed Asian-white ancestry. During that time period, 5, white, 3, Asian and Asian-white couples delivered babies at the hospital. 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.