But, can that be true? Let's take a look at if science can back up this theory.

By InStyle
Updated: August 30, 2018
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This story originally appeared on InStyle.com by Olivia Bahou

Kate Hudson is pregnant with a baby girl for the first time, and she's personally found truth to the claims that carrying a girl makes morning sickness worse for expecting moms than carrying a boy. The 39-year-old actress, who is also mom to 14-year-old Ryder and 6-year-old Bingham, says pregnancy has been different the third time around, and an increase in morning sickness is one of the ways. (Related: 15 Times Kate Hudson Proved She's the Definition of #Fitspiration)

"They say girls make you sicker and that, for me, has been the truth," Hudson told People. The first trimester seems to have been the worst for the mom-to-be, who jokes that she wanted a "bed and a bucket" during a photo shoot in the early days of her pregnancy.

But is there any truth to the old wives' tale? "Severe morning sickness may indicate a higher likelihood that the baby will be a girl," according to reporting from The New York Times. The Times looked at a study done by epidemiologists at the University of Washington, who compared 2,110 pregnant women who were hospitalized with morning sickness during the beginning of their pregnancies to 9,783 pregnant women who didn't get severely ill. The women with morning sickness were more likely to deliver a girl, and those who were so sick that they were hospitalized for three days or more were the most likely to be pregnant with a daughter-an 80 percent chance. (Related: How Kate Hudson's Boyfriend Is Related to Both the Hadids AND the Jenners)

Other studies have come to the same conclusion, hypothesizing that hormones produced by female fetuses could be the reason those expectant moms are getting sick.


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