In our society, when a pregnant woman exhibits certain characteristics, it is not unusual for relatives to conclude that the baby must be a particular sex for the mother to have been behaving in that particular way. A woman, for example, is said to be expecting a baby girl if in the course of her pregnancy has been mostly indisposed and inactive. Women have also claimed that their bodies react differently when they are pregnant with either a boy or girl. These claims can be easily dismissed as one of those myths surrounding pregnancy. Science has however come forward with the claim that a baby’s sex truly affects a pregnant woman’s immunity.
According to a report on ScienceDaily, a recent study reveals that a baby’s sex is associated with pregnant women’s immune responses. This explains why women report differences with morning sickness, cravings and other symptoms based on the sex of their baby. Research findings revealed that women carrying female fetuses experienced heightened inflammatory response when their immune system was challenged, compared to women carrying male fetuses. This findings imply that pregnant women carrying female fetuses are more prone to certain health conditions like fatigue, asthma and body aches.
Despite the health problems pregnant women carrying female fetuses are more prone to, research has proven that eating healthy and exercise helps boost the immune system.