Maternal and paternal influences on length of pregnancy.

  title={Maternal and paternal influences on length of pregnancy.},
  author={Rolv Terje Lie and Allen J Wilcox and Rolv Skjaerven},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={107 4},
OBJECTIVE Biological evidence suggests that both mother and fetus are involved in triggering a normal delivery. A tendency of a child to have a gestational age at birth similar to the father's could represent the effect of genes passed from the father to the fetus. Similar tendencies between mother and child could represent maternal genes passed to the fetus, as well as genes to the mother received from the grandmother that affect a woman's capacity to carry a pregnancy. METHODS The Medical… CONTINUE READING

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