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Lola Rovati @Lolarovati

There are several factors that predispose to premature birth, including genetics. More precisely the maternal one, because according to two new studies have revealed the genes inherited from the mother that predispose to have a baby before week 37 of gestation .

Studies suggest that it is only the maternal genes and not those inherited from both parents that affect fetal development in a way that increases the risk of being born prematurely.

To determine this, the scientists analyzed the births of millions of babies in Denmark and Sweden, and in both cases the results were similar.

In the women whose mother, sister or half sister (of the same mother) had had a premature birth detected that they were 60 percent more likely to have a baby prematurely.

On the other hand, the premature births of women members of the paternal side of the family or between the wives of the male relatives did not influence the risk of giving birth in advance.

It does not mean that the risk is high in women with a mother or sister who has had a premature birth, but there are certain genes that influence fetal development whose imprint manifests depending on who is inherited, the mother or the mother. father.

Via | Yahoo News More information | American Journal of Epidemiology