A 44-year-old member asked:
if a woman has a boy baby, will it affect her hormone levels more than if she has a girl baby, during her pregnancy?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes!: The hormone HCG produced by the placenta, turns on both the mother's ovaries and fetuses" ovaries or testes. The infant, if male, has testes are turned on by hcg, producing testosterone which enters the blood stream of the mother. "an old wives tale, " that a mother with child who is highly interested in sex carrying a boy versus girl, has some scientific basis!
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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