Stressed Out Pregnant Mothers More Likely to Have Girls

Cortisol may play a role in fetus sex determination

Scientists from the University of Granada used hair samples to monitor cortisol in a cohort of over 100 pregnant women and made a fascinating discovery: Women experiencing stress before and during conception are twice as likely to give birth to a girl than a boy.

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