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Why in some families boys are born, in other families - girls, and in another ones - both boys and girls? Can we influence a future baby`s sex? People have been interested in these questions since antiquity


Why in some families boys are born, in other families - girls, and in another
ones - both boys and girls? Can we influence a future baby`s sex? People have
been interested in these questions since antiquity. Our great-grandmothers believed
that if one puts some sugar on a window-sill while full moon, then a girl will
be born, if one puts some salt - then a boy will be born. In Ancient China there
was a legend: if a woman is lying head-on to the North during a process of conception,
then a boy will be conceived; if she`s lying head-on to the South - a girl will
be conceived. And in medieval Europe there was rather a bigoted tradition: a man,
dreaming to have a son, put a battle-axe under a pillow and at the moment of climax
he would take it out with the words: “You must have a boy”. And the one who wanted
a daughter put on a hat on his wife`s head and whispered tender words to hera



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