According to certain statistics, 2010 was the year with the highest number of pregnancies in the United States with 6.2 million. It is likely that this situation can be explained with a finding of scientific type in relation to pregnancy.
It is a study of pregnancy carried out by scientists that explain why it is really contagious.
In 2014, the magazine of the American Sociological Association published a study that led to an interesting conclusion: pregnancy can be contagious. The study lasted 10 years (since the 1990s of 2000), and in it, the researchers analyzed data from 1720 women, where they discovered a very interesting trend: more than half of the women had a child at the end of the study.
In interviews, the women said things like “bonds of friendship”, which was a likely reason for a strong “contagion” in pregnancies. What happens is that humans tend to act according to their environment and interpersonal interactions, in such a way that end up influencing the decisions taken.
Which means that seeing a friend pregnant evokes positive feelings inside a woman and, subconsciously, begins to affect their intentions of childbearing.
Also, there are other possible factors that encourage a woman to change the direction of their intentions to procreate.
For example, to see his friend be able to care for his son gives confidence to another woman about her own abilities of child care. Apart from that her friends see entering motherhood it gives a woman the feeling of being left behind, and she begins to try to keep the day to becoming a mother also.
Even the “bonds of friendship” can influence the number of children that a woman has. The reasons are the same: If your friend can have several children, you can also do it. In addition, the feeling of being left behind, if your friend has 3 children and you have a single child, is still there.
A very interesting fact is that this element of contagion does not exist between the brothers. There are those who say that it can happen because in today’s world, friends can be of greater importance for people to their own brothers.
Therefore, the “risk” of a woman to get pregnant increases with each friend who already has a son. Without a doubt, this news could explain many positive “contagion”.