Stress During Pregnancy Might Affect the Baby’s Sex

Learn about how stress during pregnancy can affect a newborn’s sex; skipping stone physics in space; and overspending.

Stress can make a pregnant person twice as likely to have a girl by Grant Currin

  • Beres, D. (2021, April 13). Stressed-out mothers are twice as likely to give birth to a girl. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/stress-pregnancy 
  • Romero-Gonzalez, B., Puertas-Gonzalez, J. A., Gonzalez-Perez, R., Davila, M., & Peralta-Ramirez, M. I. (2021). Hair cortisol levels in pregnancy as a possible determinant of fetal sex: a longitudinal study. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1017/s2040174420001300 

Scientists have shed light on the physics of skipping stones to make landing spacecraft safer by Briana Brownell

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