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Mother’s BP can predict sex of a child: Study

Mother’s BP can predict sex of a child: Study
Radhika Srivastava

A study has suggested that Mother’s BP can predict sex of a child


It’s bit shocking, but it’s true, now mother’s BP during the time of pregnancy can predict the sex of a baby. So, by knowing the blood pressure level of a mother one can easily identify whether it’s a boy or a girl. New study has suggested that it is possible to determine the sex of a baby months, before it is even conceived. Some scientists in Canada discovered that a woman’s blood pressure at around 26 weeks before conception predicts if she will give birth to a boy or a girl. Higher systolic blood pressure signals she will deliver a boy while lower suggests a girl.

Mother's BP

Pregnant Woman, Representative Image

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According to reports, Doctor Ravi Retnakaran, endocrinologist was quoted saying, “It suggests that 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.”

In this new study carried out by researchers the mean systolic blood pressure reading for women who had boys was 106 mm Hg, compared to 103 mm Hg for those who had girls, in the months leading up to conception.
Dr. Retnakaran added some valuable points

In order to prove this research right Dr Retnakaran added some valuable points. He said, “When a woman becomes pregnant, the sex of a foetus is determined by whether the father’s sperm provides an X or Y chromosome and there is no evidence that this probability varies in humans, what is believed to vary is the proportion of male or female foetus that is lost during pregnancy. This study suggests that either lower blood pressure is indicative of a mother’s physiology that is less conducive to survival of a male foetus or that higher blood pressure before pregnancy is less conducive to survival of a female foetus.”

Mother's BP

Her BP level can predict sex of a child

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Study was carried out

Study was carried out on Chinese women. For the study, 1,411 newly-married Chinese women were recruited all who were trying to become pregnant. Their blood pressure was checked at around 26 weeks before conception and they were followed through pregnancy.
Overall, the women gave birth to 739 boys and 672 girls. So from now not only your cravings can tell you whether it will be a boy or a girl even your blood pressure can help you to identify whether it’s boy or girl.

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