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Are mosquitoes more attracted to pregnant women?

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Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes, maybe: Mosquitoes are attracted to heat. Since pregnant women have a higher core temperature, they might have a higher skin temperature as well. I have never heard that mosquitoes were more of a problem for pregnant women than nonpregnant women, however.

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