Mother's Blood Pressure May Determine Child's Gender

January 17, 2017

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There are some entertaining, sometimes weird ways to predict your baby's gender before the big reveal on its birthday!  But science says they may have found a link between mom's blood pressure and the child's gender. In short, they found the mother's systolic blood pressure (top number), or how much pressure your blood is exerting against your artery walls when the heart beats. For the woman in the study, those with a higher systolic blood pressure before pregnancy tended to deliver more boys than girls. The study followed over 3,000 women for seven years and reviewing an array of factors, from age, education, smoking, body mass index to waist size, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose and appear to have found a link between blood pressure and gender. The study was published in the American Journal of Hypertension.


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