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https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v4i1.128

He or She, What Will It Be: Old Wivesʹ Tales and Foetal Sex Prediction

Darjan Kardum   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-0723-3646 ; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Osijek, Osijek; School of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
Željka Kardum ; Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology, University Hospital Osijek, Osijek; School of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
Tihana Nađ ; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Osijek, Osijek; School of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
Andrijana Müller ; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Osijek, Osijek; School of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (379 KB) str. 96-101 preuzimanja: 49* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Kardum, D., Kardum, Ž., Nađ, T. i Müller, A. (2020). He or She, What Will It Be: Old Wivesʹ Tales and Foetal Sex Prediction. Southeastern European Medical Journal, 4 (1), 96-101. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v4i1.128
MLA 8th Edition
Kardum, Darjan, et al. "He or She, What Will It Be: Old Wivesʹ Tales and Foetal Sex Prediction." Southeastern European Medical Journal, vol. 4, br. 1, 2020, str. 96-101. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v4i1.128. Citirano 23.04.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kardum, Darjan, Željka Kardum, Tihana Nađ i Andrijana Müller. "He or She, What Will It Be: Old Wivesʹ Tales and Foetal Sex Prediction." Southeastern European Medical Journal 4, br. 1 (2020): 96-101. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v4i1.128
Harvard
Kardum, D., et al. (2020). 'He or She, What Will It Be: Old Wivesʹ Tales and Foetal Sex Prediction', Southeastern European Medical Journal, 4(1), str. 96-101. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v4i1.128
Vancouver
Kardum D, Kardum Ž, Nađ T, Müller A. He or She, What Will It Be: Old Wivesʹ Tales and Foetal Sex Prediction. Southeastern European Medical Journal [Internet]. 2020 [pristupljeno 23.04.2021.];4(1):96-101. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v4i1.128
IEEE
D. Kardum, Ž. Kardum, T. Nađ i A. Müller, "He or She, What Will It Be: Old Wivesʹ Tales and Foetal Sex Prediction", Southeastern European Medical Journal, vol.4, br. 1, str. 96-101, 2020. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v4i1.128

Sažetak
Aim: A myriad of myths surround pregnancy, especially regarding the prediction of the sex of the infant. Some of these myths and old wives' tales are, to this day, widespread among expectant parents. The objective of this study was to examine whether common pregnancy-related statements regarding foetal sex prediction vary between mothers of female and male infants.

Methods: The questionnaire-based study was conducted from September 2017 to September 2018 at a well-baby nursery. Participants were mothers of infants (n = 350) admitted to the well-baby nursery with a singleton pregnancy and at > 36 weeks of gestation at birth.

Results: We investigated a number of statements regarding foetal sex prediction. With the exception of one statement, there were no other differences between mothers of male and female infants. Pregnancy with a male foetus is associated with glossier hair during pregnancy. Women with female newborns reported glossier hair during pregnancy in 39.1% of cases, while women with male newborns reported the same in 45.0% of cases (P = 0.04).

Conclusion: Old wives' tales regarding sex prediction of the infant during pregnancy remain myths for a reason, with the possible exception of one statement regarding glossier hair and pregnancy with a male foetus.

(Kardum* D, Kardum Ž, Nađ T, Müller A. He or She, What Will It Be: Old Wivesʹ Tales and Foetal Sex Prediction. SEEMEDJ 2020; 4(1); 96-101)

Ključne riječi
folklore; parents; pregnancy; maternal nausea

Hrčak ID: 237411

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/237411

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