A Pakistani mother driving through Texas may have been the catalyst for the viral birth of her baby girl in the state, according to a new report.
Key points:The new report says a pregnant woman driving through the US with her child was a big driver of the baby’s birthWhile the baby is in intensive care, the mother has not been identifiedThe baby is expected to survive, but it is not known if it will survive the birthThe new analysis comes after a recent surge in babies born to Pakistani mothers in the United States.
A report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that the birth of a Pakistani-born baby in the U.S. increased by more than 50 per cent from 2014 to 2016.
The new study, released on Tuesday, found that Pakistani mothers who had had babies in the past year had the highest number of newborns, but only about 2 per cent of the newborns had Pakistani-sounding names.
Researchers found that these Pakistani mothers were more likely to have been pregnant with their first child in the previous year than the non-Pakistani-born mothers.
“The increase in Pakistani-origin babies in 2015-2016 in the first year of the surge suggests that Pakistani-related risk factors are not fully understood, and could be a contributing factor,” the report said.
In Texas, the number of Pakistani mothers driving with their babies doubled from 2014-2016, from 8,917 to 20,711.
The study, published in the journal Epidemiology, also found that among the Pakistani-American community, the birth rate increased by 2.8 per cent.
The increase was especially pronounced among younger women, who are at higher risk of being at risk of developing gestational diabetes.
The baby was born in late February in a home in Houston, a suburb of Houston, and doctors said the baby was healthy.
“It’s not a life-threatening condition, but the neonatal outcome was good,” Dr Anwar Nazir told ABC News.
“We did not find any problems with the newborn.”
Dr Nazir said that while it was difficult to identify the mother of the new baby, they could trace the origins of the babies through DNA tests.
The child is expected at a hospital in two weeks, but experts are worried about her health and that of the child.
“I would like to thank the parents for their courage and resilience, and also the doctors who gave us this opportunity,” Dr Nazir added.
“She had a very tough life.”
Dr Ali Qureshi, who co-authored the report, said the new findings were important to bring attention to the growing number of babies born in Pakistan to Pakistani-Americans.
“There are a lot of things going on that we don’t know about,” he said.
“But we know that a lot more people are being born, and they’re coming from more places.”