Gender ratios for emergency c-sections?Register Today!
- by Libitina Sep 20, '10I had a discussion with an anaesthetist today about how the majority of our emergency sections seem to be boys. Elective sections seem to be pretty much equal. He disagreed.
I managed to find 2 studies (one in Aberdeen about 30 years ago and a Swedish one) that seem to corroborate my opinion.
Does anyone have any views on this or can point me in the right direction to look for a definitive answer on this?
Thanks in advance.
- Sep 20, '10 by SuesquatchRNMale infants have higher mortality than do females and males are more often stillborn. It makes sense that fetal distress is noted in boys more than girls.
- Sep 20, '10 by DizzyLizzyNurseI was confused for a split second when I read the title too hahahaha.
- Sep 20, '10 by kloneAbsolutely, "wimpy white boys". Actually, we call them "wimpy white boy lungs" referring to RDS and other such issues. My own last baby was the same - born at 36 1/2 weeks, spent a week in NICU on a vent.
- Sep 20, '10 by cb_rnIts that damn Y chromosome.
Males are the weaker sex genetically. Look at cancer rates for just about any body part but the breast. I also read an interesting article the other day about how men seem to exhibit weaker immune systems. Interesting stuff.
- Sep 20, '10 by themoreyouknowhere is an article;
black female infants had 2.1 greater odds of survival than did white male infants. (for babies born with elbw - extremely low birth weight).