Table 6.

Anthropometric Birth Data From Groups Receiving Cod Liver Oil or Corn Oil (Mean [SD])

Cod Liver Oil
(n = 175)
Corn Oil
(n = 166)
Gestational length (d)279.6 (9.2)279.2 (9.3)
Weight (g)3609 (493)3618 (527)
Length (cm)50.7 (2.0)50.8 (2.2)
Head circumference (cm)35.3 (1.5)35.2 (1.6)
Placental weight (g)652 (131)652 (137)
Blood loss (mL)362 (219)354 (324)
Induced labors (n)2011
Cesarean section (n)2814*
 Elective (n)112**
 Acute (n)1712
Boys/girls82/9384/82
  • *   P ≤ .05,

  • **   P ≤ .01 compared with values for the cod liver oil group.