Have you ever noticed the fact that the girlfriends always get pregnant almost at the same time? It seems that they have agreed to go to the five with the hype and cheer up one another when they need to get through the time of nausea.
The majority of people believe that this happens by mere coincidence, by the envy of your friend becoming pregnant or for children to be close in age and can be friends. However, this phenomenon goes far beyond and can be explained very simply through science.
A research has recently confirmed that the “contagion” of pregnancy is real. In fact, it reaches its peak after two years of that first friend in the group getting pregnant. In addition, it should be noted that it affects mostly friends that are from many years ago.
This phenomenon is known as the “influence of fertility”, and combines the influence of sociological on the emotion. This is due to the fact of having or not having a child, oddly enough, is not a decision to take unilaterally. It also tends to be influenced by many other factors such as economics, the emotional situation or social relationships.
This is the reason why there are groups of friends who, although very old, have no children, and there are others in which passes just to the contrary.
When you begin to see that the people close to you, that is to say, your friends begin to marry and have children, you’re watching that event ever closer. This is, once more, of learning and adaptation to changes.
On the other hand, there is one more factor that we could call the “interested” factor. Surely you’ve heard “I’m going to have to get pregnant now to be able to inherit my friend’s baby’s clothes.” Well, that is the “interested” factor. It is the fact of getting pregnant right after your girlfriends to be able to inherit the clothes and products for babies.
But motherhood is not only spread among lifelong friends, but also between sisters, and if you don’t believe it tell that to the Kardashian.
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