It’s an age-old stereotype – that women want a daughter and men want a son but as with most stereotypes it has a large degree of truth.
The topic was brought up again over the past few days by a Facebook post from our own Mia Freedman about “methods” to try for a girl. In the post she popped a random question. “I know fewer women trying to have a boy, what’s up with that?”
It made me wonder. What is up with that? I've noticed it too - for years now.
If you ask any pregnant woman what she is" hoping for" the majority of the answers will either be "just a healthy baby” or “a girl.” The cold hard truth is that really the only times you ever hear of a woman hoping for a boy is if she already has a daughter.
Before I had my own daughter and I was the mother of just two boys this used to infuriate me for reasons that rationally don’t make any sense. I felt outraged for the baby boys of the world that they were so maligned, so cast into second place. I would feel like my boys were being targeted. What’s so wrong with boys huh? I think my kids are pretty great.