Please refresh the page and retry. C raving sweetsearly morning sickness and a watermelon-shaped stomach are all said to indicate that a woman will give birth to a baby girl. But an intriguing new study suggests that it is possible to determine the sex of a baby months before it is even conceived.
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The findings, published today in JCI Insight, help to explain, for example, why male babies in the womb may be more vulnerable to the effects of poor growth, and why being pregnant with a girl may lead to an increased risk of severe pre-eclampsia for the mother. A team led by researchers at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, performed detailed scientific studies of more than 4, first time mothers and analysed samples of placenta and maternal blood. Many of the genes that differed according to the sex of the baby in the placenta had not previously been seen to differ by sex in other tissues of the body.
My husband and I share so many wonderful memories from our baby's first weeks. But there's one moment I wish I could forget: When my husband wanted to start having sex again, and I most definitely didn't. Like many couples, we had a rocky sexual reboot after becoming parents. One Friday night, a few weeks after giving birth, I unlatched our little girl from my worn-out body, laid her softly in her crib and walked toward our bedroom, ready to collapse on the mattress, my eyes already half-shut.
Some couldn't wait to learn their baby's gender—others held out until delivery day. But all of these moms had wild reactions when they found out their baby's sex! Since my ultrasound was a few days before Christmas, I asked our technician to write down our baby's gender and put it in an envelope.
A woman sexually abused her baby by performing a sex act on herself while he was in the same room, a family court judge has decided. The father claimed he had been unaware of what she was doing because he was distracted by his computer game. Detail of the case has emerged in a ruling published by the judge following a private family court hearing in Liverpool.
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Vile Louise Porton, 23, murdered her two young daughters Lexi Draper, three, and Scarlett Vaughan, 16 months, after they "got in the way" of her sex life. The fetish model carried on messaging punters after the murders - accepting 41 friend requests in just 24 hours after suffocating Lexi in the early hours of January 15 last year. She was then heard "laughing" at a funeral parlour two days before strangling Scarlett on February 1.