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Being Stress-Free Before Conceiving may Increase Chances of Having a Baby Boy

by Kathy Jones on  October 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Being stress free before getting pregnant could just do the trick if you want a baby boy after a new study conducted in Britain suggested that those who conceive when they are stressed are more likely to give birth to a girl.
 Being Stress-Free Before Conceiving may Increase Chances of Having a Baby Boy
Being Stress-Free Before Conceiving may Increase Chances of Having a Baby Boy
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The study was conducted by researchers at Oxford ¬University who followed 338 women from around the country and measured their cortisol and the enzyme alpha-amylase levels until they got pregnant.

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Around 207 women from the group became pregnant during the study period and of the babies born, 58 were boys and 72 were girls. However the researchers found that 75 percent of those who had the highest levels of cortisol gave birth to girls, leading to suggestions that stress plays an important role in the sex of the baby.

"Chronic stress can be related to many different stressful situations including financial pressures, stress at work, difficult relationships and problems related to physical or mental health problems. Long-term stress in women may be related to stress in the workplace or at stress in the home - or it may be related to long-term emotional stress due to relationship difficulties", Dr Cecilia Pyper, who worked on the study, said.

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My Wife is 4 and half months pregnant. Actually we both were and are in stressful living condition with our economic crises, parents sickness and losing our first son at his 1 months age one year ago. I want to observe the research feedback. Thank You Shamim Ahmed Documentary Film maker From Bangladesh shamim.tito@gmail.com
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