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|Tue, 01-29-2013 - 1:16pm|
Some women feel a momentary twinge of sadness when they find out the gender of their baby. For others, the disappointment cuts deeper, and can even turn into depression. This phenomenon, known as “gender disappointment,” is rarely discussed yet common among expectant mothers.
“We assume gender disappointment is quite a hidden experience, yet extremely common especially in certain cultures” says Dr. Louann Brizendine, a neuropsychiatrist at UCSF and author of The Male Brain and The Female Brain. “As many as 1 in 5 women express at least some disappointment about the sex of the child they are carrying.”
Gender disappointment: Expectant mothers confess secret regrets- http://www.today.com/moms/gender-disappointment-expectant-mothers-confess-secret-regrets-1C8144610
Can you relate to this feeling? Anyone here dealing with a bit of disappointment after finding out baby's sex?