Everyone is getting curious about the question that can smoking affect the gender of your child? And if yes, then how? Considering the curiosity of everyone, we have come up with a fantastic article based on the questions related to smoking and baby gender. So don’t go anywhere. Sit calmly and read our segment.
Smoking as an Addictive Habit
Before seeing that smoking can affect the gender of your child, let’s briefly discuss the addictive habit of smoking and its general side effect on males and females. The pattern of smoking cigarettes is highly addictive. A cigarette user cannot live without smoking it once he becomes addicted to it. A cigarette contains nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, ammonia, acetone, toluene, lead, and methylamine. All these chemicals are highly harmful to an individual’s health. Even though it affects your child’s gender or not, it can cause other serious problems.
Effects of smoking
Now we will see the detail of the effects of smoking on your body. Smoking can cause some immediate results along with long-term consequences. Here we will discuss them separately.
Its immediate effects include;
- First, it stimulates nervous activity, but then it reduces the movement of the nervous system and brain.
- Increased concentration and alertness for the time being
- You may feel a mild euphoria
- Feeling of relaxation
- Increased heartbeat and blood pressure
- Decreased blood flow to toes and fingers
- Decreased skin temperature
- Bad breath
Long term effects
The prolonged effects of smoking include some severe diseases that can affect your quality of life badly. And talking about the worst, sometimes it may lead you towards death. These diseases are listed below;
- Lung diseases
- Heart attacks
- Coronary disease
- Eye diseases
- Ear infections
- Weak immune system
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic bronchitis
Smoking can affect the Gender of your Child
Now come to the point that cigarettes can affect your child’s gender or not? We will give you an answer with the help of researchers.
- One of the studies was done about “Smokers less likely to have boys” talking about the details of this study, there were 12000 infants, and their parents were asked about the experience of smoking and their baby gender. The smoker parents reported about girls more than boys. The parents who did not smoke had greater chances of boys. The director of ASH (Action on smoking and health), Clive Bates, said that people think that smoking can only affect the lungs and heart. But what they don’t know is that it can even affect the egg and sperm in males and females.
- Smoking is already considered as the reason for reduced fertility in males and females. Still, the studies show that the Y chromosome of the baby is highly sensitive towards the smoking particles, and it can be damaged easily compared to the X chromosome. Therefore, as a result of this, the baby results in a chromosome pattern of XX, a girl. So this study gave evidence of smoking as an affecting agent of your child’s gender.
- Another study was done in Japan. This study was based on a sample of several nonsmokers and smokers mothers and fathers. This study also resulted in nonsmokers’ parents having more girls as compared to boys.
Effects of Smoking on Reproductive Systems
As you have seen above that, it may alter the gender of your child. But the thing is not limited to only gender as it’s not a big deal. But the other possible side effects of smoking are killing your child or chances of fertility. Let’s discuss them separately about males and females.
- Problems in getting an erection
- the changed genetic material of sperms
- decreased sperm count
- smoker father may promote the chance of childhood leukemia in babies.
- Smoker mothers have a high chance of miscarriage
- Babies have low birth weight if their mother is a smoker
- Smoking may affect the development of a baby girl’s ovaries
- Ectopic pregnancy, where the baby gets developed outside the uterus
If you think that you may have the above-mentioned problems because of smoking then you may consult a gynecologist.
Bursting some Myths
Let’s discuss some of the myths related to smoking so that you become fully aware of the false assumptions related to it;
- People think that passive smoking does not affect someone. But, in reality, it can cause the same effects on you as it is causing on active smokers.
- Females who experience passive smoking during their pregnancy have a higher chance of having an unhealthy baby. It’s not a myth. It’s proven in science.
- Passive smoking can also affect sperm count in males and fertility changes in females.
Our purpose in discussing this segment was to make everyone aware of the harmful effects of smoking and how it can affect the gender of your children. Children are blessings of nature, and we are arming our bodies and the blessing of nature. If you do not want to quit smoking for yourself, try to stop it for your children.
Does smoking affect baby gender?
Yes, it can affect, according to an extensive study of pediatricians. Smoking makes the Y chromosome weak, thus resulting in fewer chances of having a baby boy.
Does the father smoking affect the baby?
Yes, if the father is a smoker and the baby is conceived, the baby may have chances of congenital heart diseases and declined brain activity.
Can nicotine in cigarettes affect smoking?
Yes, nicotine can decrease sperm motility, sperm mobility, sperm count, and abnormal sperm morphology.
Does smoking increase the chances of having a baby girl?
Yes, scientists have found that parents are more likely to have baby girls if they are smokers as it may weaken the role of the Y chromosome in the baby.
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