By Ann Tatko-Peterson
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 at 8:22 am in Babies & Tots.
Moms-to-be who consume more calories and have a better nutritional intake, specifically those who eat breakfast, are more likely to have a boy. At least that’s what a new British study would have us believe. Critics call it rubbish. Science has told us that a baby’s gender is determined by the father’s sperm. Yet researches from universities in Exeter and Oxford discovered in a study that moms who scored high on the nutrition scale before conceiving were almost 24 percent more likely to conceive a boy than moms who skimped on breakfast. (For more on the story, read here.)
Don’t you just love how studies can make almost any premise true? More than two years ago, I wrote an article about tricks some women use to select or predict their baby’s gender. (You can find that full story here.) No offense to the British researchers, but I think I’ll add this little morsel to the baby gender game list.