If you're expecting, then everyone you know has probably tried to guess the gender of your baby by looking at your bump. Well, according to a new book, they need to look a little bit higher.....at your chest. Women carrying girls develop larger breasts during pregnancy than women carrying boys (their bust increases by 8cm on average compared with 6.3cm for women carrying boys). They say male babies produce more testosterone, which limits growth of that part of your body.
Interesting, right? There's more!
Chocolate lovers have "sweeter" babies.....at least that's what a study out of Finland says. Research on more than 300 new mothers found chocoholics — who indulged every day during pregnancy — had babies described as more outgoing, less fearful, less frustrated and more easily soothed than their counterparts who ate chocolate weekly, seldom or never while pregnant. They think it's because chocolate releases "feel good" endorphins in your body, which makes it's way to your baby.
Also....this book says morning sickness helps protect your baby, but it can make your child a salt addict later in life. If you'd like to read more fascinating facts, check out the book ,"Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?" by science journalist Jena Pincott.