Does stress in pregnancy increase the chance of a baby girl?
There is evidence from scientific studies that stress in pregnancy increases the chance of a baby girl. The reason for this is not clearly understood but this 2019 study adds to the literature that stress in pregnancy has an impact on many pregnancy outcomes.
What is well known is that stress levels can impact many parts of our bodies, from depressing the immune systems to compromising gut health, to even raising blood sugar. Stress can have powerful physical consequences. There are many studies showing an adverse effect of stress on pregnancy outcomes including lower Apgar scores, premature births, and the size of the baby.