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hCG levels and gender of the fetus

Women who had a female fetus had hCG levels significantly higher than women who carried a male fetus.

This finding is consistent with that found by several other researchers. In a study published by Yaron Y et al in Human Reproduction the authors studied 1,325 pregnant women with singleton pregnancies at 10-13 weeks.and compared different hormone levels including the pregnancy hormone hCG human chorionic gonadotropin between women carrying a male and a female fetus  

These findings may have implications not only on evaluating risks of Down syndrome (women carrying female fetuses had a higher risk for Down syndrome), but also on timing of a pregnancy test. If women carrying a male fetus have lower hCG levels then it may be possible that their first positive urine pregnancy test could be delayed because of the male gender.     

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By: lisagale_t On: Oct 5, 2008  12:29PM

That's funny. Taken around 7 tests so far and all negative! My daughter only required 2...:)

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By: fabulous16 On: Jun 9, 2009  1:53PM

woooa i gues i might be prego if this research is true bcos ive done 3 test all negative but wit my daughter just few days,.

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