I Bet You Didn’t Know Mother’s Blood Pressure Before Conception Could Influence Sex Of Child I Bet You Didn’t Know Mother’s Blood Pressure Before Conception Could Influence Sex Of Child
A woman’s blood pressure before she gets pregnant could affect whether she has a boy or a girl, scientists have claimed. Researchers found those... I Bet You Didn’t Know Mother’s Blood Pressure Before Conception Could Influence Sex Of Child

A woman’s blood pressure before she gets pregnant could affect whether she has a boy or a girl, scientists have claimed.

Researchers found those with lower blood pressure tended to have a girl, while higher blood pressure was an indication that a boy was more likely to be conceived.

It was unclear whether a woman who wanted to have either sex could influence the outcome by deliberately raising or lowering her blood pressure.

The issue is controversial because of the practice of gendercide – in which female babies are aborted or even killed after birth – in some male-dominated societies.

One of the researchers, Dr Ravi Retnakaran, an endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, said their research suggested “a woman’s blood pressure before pregnancy is a previously unrecognised factor that is associated with her likelihood of delivering a boy or a girl”.

“This novel insight may hold implications for both reproductive planning and our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying the sex ratio in humans,” he said.

The scientists, who published a paper about their work in the American Journal of Hypertension, studied a group of women from Liuyang in China who were planning to get pregnant.

Their blood pressure was tested before and after conception and other factors, such as age, whether they smoked, weight and cholesterol, were taken into account.

The researchers said that 1,411 had ultimately given birth to 739 boys and 672 girls.

Those who had a female child had an average systolic blood pressure of 103.3mmHg before pregnancy, while for mothers of males the figure was 106, about 2.6 per cent higher.

Fundamental biology means there is generally a 50/50 split in the sex ratio, although in humans there is a slight bias towards males. This is seen as nature’s way of balancing out their slightly higher risk of premature death.

But various methods of influencing the outcome have been suggested over the ages.

Aristotle thought it was determined by the ardour of the man during sex, but other Ancient Greek philosophers thought it was something to do with the left and right sides of the body.

An 18th century French surgeon suggested men who wanted a boy should cut off their left testicle.

Food supplements, folk remedies and special crystals under the bed have also been suggested.

In 2009, a scientific study found that being closer to the equator meant a baby girl was more likely.
Source: Independent

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  • Tatiana

    2017-05-03 #1 Author

    I would’ve thought I had a boy then instead of a girl. The way her father rose my blood pressure everyday throughout my pregnancy I should’ve had THREE boys! Lol.

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  • Keyilaah

    2017-05-03 #2 Author

    I really just found out something knew I didn’t know this at all this is amazing .

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  • Tawauna Gill

    2017-05-03 #3 Author

    I do now much about all the science stuff that’s going on these days but I believe what every God wants you to have ,you will have

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  • Myia Banks

    2017-05-03 #4 Author

    I’m with tawanna you can use science how you want but what ever God decides to give you is what you will get!

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  • Lamisha Bush

    2017-05-03 #5 Author

    I Would’ve Never Guessed , This Is Amazing

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  • Vinessia

    2017-05-03 #6 Author

    With my third child I was told that I was having a boy the entire time until I delivered and my pressure was always high

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  • Latashu Duck

    2017-05-03 #7 Author

    I never knew that. Very interesting article.

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  • Quisha

    2017-05-03 #8 Author

    Learned something new today. Im going to give it a try next timw around and hopefully I get my little girl

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  • Chibuike

    2017-05-03 #9 Author

    Gift from God this’s amazing

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  • Chibuike

    2017-05-03 #10 Author

    This’s gifted from God, Amazing

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  • Chibuike

    2017-05-03 #11 Author

    This’s so amazing gifted from GOD

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  • Dynasti

    2017-05-03 #12 Author

    I never know that , wow this is so amazing

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  • Treneicia

    2017-05-03 #13 Author

    Learn something new today didn’t know that now I know so I can try on my next to get my baby girl

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