March 29, 2020         
Perfect Corp. Offers Three Complimentary Beauty AR/AI Virtual Try-on Services to the Beauty Brands to Accelerate Digital Transfo   •   New Baseball Short Film Chronicles Elmora Troopers' Journey to 2019 Little League World Series   •   Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights Statement on Peaceful Transition of Reverend Doctor Joseph Ech   •   Heartis Arlington Among First Senior Living Communities To Test All Residents And Staff For COVID-19   •   ASHA: Ten Ways Children With Language Disorders Can Maintain Both Physical Distance and Social Connection During the Coronavirus   •   New Flotation Device is Impacting the Lives of Individuals Struggling With Physical Disabilities   •   Panera Announces Partnership With USDA And Children's Hunger Alliance To Provide Meals In Ohio   •   TherapeuticsMD Provides COVID-19-Related Business Update   •   Statement From ESSENCE Communications, Inc. on the Postponement of the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture   •   Invacare Corporation Named a 2019 Winning “W” Company by 2020 Women on Boards   •   Hyundai Hope On Wheels Expands Its Support For COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing To 11 Children's Hospitals With $2.2 Million   •   Taco Bell Plans to Feed America this Tuesday   •   Jesus Shows His Love and Proves that He Is Real: He Wants to Know Readers Personally   •   16 Local Nonprofits Awarded Nearly $370,000 in First Round of Grants from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund   •   Sallie Mae Donates $200,000 to the Food Bank of Delaware to Support Those Affected by COVID-19   •   With City on Lockdown, Dallas Church Launches Online TV Station   •   Millionaire Match Wins Success for Those Who Seek Long-Term Relationships & Marriage Through Millionaire Dating   •   HITN Launches Content and Services to Help Hispanic Families Cope with the Coronavirus Threat   •   PeopleReady’s JobStack App is Helping Companies Obtain Gig Workers for Critical “Second Responder” Jobs 24/7   •   Publix Offering Rent Relief in Publix-owned Shopping Centers
Bookmark and Share

Ethnicity Can Impact Progress And Pain In Labor

 PARK RIDGE, IL Results from a clinical study presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010 suggest that a women’s labor experience is tied to her ethnicity as well as genetics.

The study found differences in the receptor that controls uterine muscle contractions, the beta-2-adrenergic receptor (B2AR genotype C at the 27 position), which predicted later transition to active labor. This genetic difference is common in Asian women and may account for findings that Asian women transition to active labor later. Black women had slower early stage labor, which could last over 36 hours. Heavy women also had much slower early labor. Epidurals were generally associated with a 30 percent longer labor time.

“We do not believe that the epidural actually slows the labor, but rather patients who are having a slower, difficult labor ask for an epidural earlier,” said Elena Reitman, M.D., lead author of the study and Post Doctoral Clinical Fellow in Obstetrical Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center.

Regarding pain levels, the study identified the mother’s sensitivity to cold was correlated with increased labor pain. Researchers hypothesized that the cold difference might be due to differences in a receptor on the uterine muscle that detected both cold and pain. The study’s model predicted that women who require instrumental (such as forceps) vaginal delivery start off with more pain possibly because the baby’s head is not in the most common presentation which is head-down, facing the mother's back, with its chin tucked to its chest and the back of the head ready to enter the pelvis.

About the Study
The study prospectively enrolled 150 pregnant women from a single private practice who were near the time of giving birth. The researchers studied heat, cold and pressure threshold in the third trimester and all relevant labor and delivery information from electronic medical records, including: cervical dilation, pain scores and labor management data (labor progression medication and pain medication treatment use). The researchers also performed DNA testing on the patients. Two separate mathematical models were created for labor progress and labor pain. The significances of covariates such as genetic background, maternal weight, and ethnicity were tested with software that allows researchers to identify the effects of maternal characteristics that influence the time course of labor and degree of labor pain with high degrees of statistical significance.

“We hope that the models that we created will allow women and their doctors to predict how fast or painful labor will occur so that they can make more informed choices about delivery,” said Dr. Reitman.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists
Anesthesiologists: Physicians providing the lifeline of modern medicine. Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association with 45,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.


STORY TAGS: BLACK , AFRICAN AMERICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , NAACP , URBAN LEAGUE , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY, WOMEN , MINORITY , DISCRIMINATION , DIVERSITY , FEMALE , UNDERREPRESENTED , EQUALITY , GENDER BIAS , EQUALITY, HISPANIC , LATINO , MEXICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , LATINA , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY, NATIVE AMERICAN , INDIAN , NATIVES , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News