Could your height impact the length of your pregnancy? Science thinks so
Could the length of your legs determine how long your pregnancy lasts?
Scientists certainly seem to think so.
In fact, researchers believe that the shorter a pregnant woman is, the shorter her pregnancy will be.
A study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that there could indeed be a correlation between height and gestational length of a pregnancy.
During the study, the scientists assessed whether maternal height was associated with gestational age.
The research found that increasing maternal height was associated with longer pregnancy duration while shorter mothers under 165 cm, had shorter pregnancies by approximately a week.
I found this research very interesting as I fall into the under 165cm category and I gave birth to my daughter a week early, while my cousin who would be taller than me went over on her pregnancy by nearly two weeks.
Could it all come down to height?
What do you think? Did your height affect how long you were pregnant or does baby just come when baby decides to come regardless of your stature?
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