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April 7, 2007

want a girl? light up

A new British study shows that smoking can as much as double the chances for a girl. They don't know exactly why but theorize that there's something in the smoke that messes with life for the male sperm and possibly the implantation of a male embryo. Girls are so tough, even as blastocysts. According to the findings:

"Mothers who smoked during pregnancy were one-third less likely to have male children than mothers who did not smoke. If the father also smoked, and if factors such as the health and age of the mother were accounted for, the chances of having a male child reduces by almost half."

Not to call this research into question--they studied 9,000 pregnancies--but Bacall and Bogart did have a son.

by ceridwen at 8:37 PM
in daddy world | pregnancy


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