NEW YORK (AP) If you’re thinking about getting pregnant with your daughter, it might be time to consider your future.
It’s called the bye bye Baby and a new study says women who think about having babies before they’re ready are much more likely to have babies that are later than expected.
“We know that it’s a very difficult time for a woman to get pregnant because the risks are much greater than usual for women in their mid-20s,” said Dr. Emily Gaskins, a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago who led the study.
Gaskins and her colleagues followed 1,400 women from a birth cohort of 2,068 in 2011 who were in their late 20s.
The women were asked whether they had ever thought about having children before they were ready, and how likely they were to get them.
The researchers found that those who were planning on having a baby by age 40 were at a higher risk of having a boy.
“There was no difference between men and women who had planned to have a child before they had a baby,” Gaskis said.
“So it’s very possible that you’re not ready, but it’s possible that your planning has caused you to delay it.
There’s no reason to delay having a child.”
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The study included about 8,000 women in the study and found that the odds of getting a boy were higher among women who thought about getting a baby before they could conceive.
About 50 percent of the women who wanted to get a boy had already had one.
“It’s a huge gap,” Gallowins said.
She’s studying whether women who plan to have children after having a girl are more likely.
Gallowins and others said the study adds to a body of research that has linked early pregnancy to early birth.
But she said there are many reasons why women postpone pregnancy, and they should take into account other factors such as how much time they have available to have sex and how much they have to do before they conceive.
“What’s really surprising is that women in this study didn’t have a history of having children, they didn’t think about children as a priority, and the reason that was important for them to postpone pregnancy was that they didn [want] to have to wait a little longer,” Gallows said.