• Mon, Dec 10 2012

Kate Middleton Is Having A Baby Girl

Kate middleton pregnant girl

Maybe! There are clues! There are clues about the gender of Kate Middleton‘s royal baby to be (who I am still betting will be named Diana, or, terrifyingly, Dion. Or Balthazar.) And the clues point to it being a girl.

According to The Daily Mail:

Kate’s debilitating morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, is more commonly found among women expecting girls.

And…

The Duchess’s slim build may also hint at a royal daughter. A 2008 study at the University of Exeter showed women who consumed lower-calorie diets were more likely to have girls because female foetuses can survive on fewer nutrients.

And, in perhaps the most disturbing bit of trivia:

Then William’s occupation as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot could also play its part. An American study found pilots had an 80 per cent chance of having girl babies.

One theory is that exposure to radiation on planes reduces the number of sperm carrying male chromosomes, but sperm carrying hardier female chromosomes are unaffected.

Do you think it would bother the royals if they had all girls? Would that still be a national problem? Or would they just shrug their shoulders and say “well, this is essentially a figurehead position now, so it really doesn’t matter, and literally every Elizabeth who has ruled England has done pretty well, so this is great?” Nah, I bet Prince William would behead Kate Middleton. That seems like logic.

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  • http://twitter.com/keanesian Meghan Keane

    I like that the moral of this post is that girls are better at survival.

  • Jenny

    If they do have a girl first, she’ll eventually be queen, since the Commonwealth only just recently passed a bill that ends the law that only men can succeed the throne. Maybe we DO have a 21st century monarchy after all! Anybody? Yes?

  • MR

    It’s going to be a girl.

  • http://twitter.com/lorileeky Lori Lee

    Sounds like females are the stronger sex after all.

  • GUEST123

    Hmmm – interesting! I have two friends that had hyperemesis, although not severe enough to be hospitalized — they both had boys. I also know someone else that had it with her first pregnancy and then her second (which was twins) was MUCH worse. She often had to go to the ER just for IV fluids during the first trimester – and she also has three BOYS. So I wouldn’t totally bank on the “girl” theory just yet :) But it is interesting about the Pilot theory considering Prince Andrew has two girls? I know one recreational pilot that has three boys and another that has a boy/girl – but they don’t put in enough flight hours for that to count!!
    Boy or girl I wish them the BEST!! They are going to be great loving parents no matter what the sex of the baby is :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/norma.meaker Norma Meaker

    Kate’s debilitating morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, is more commonly found among women expecting girls. NOPE… Princess Diana also suffer from the too and she bore two sons…..