I always thought baby fever was one of those made up things people use to harass couples who don’t have children or those who really want to have children. Right?
Well apparently it actually is a real thing! A husband and wife, who just so happen to be scientists as well started researching this about 10 years ago after they had their second child, and of course wanted another.
I thought I was the only insane one who actually wants more children in the first weeks after giving birth, but apparently I am not the only one… by far!
Jezebel took this on in a post yesterday, but find the findings of The Brases a little bit hard to believe:
That would fit with the study’s other finding that our desire to reproduce is linked to our exposure to babies. Unsurprisingly, those who’ve mostly been around babies who don’t cry that much and wear adorable outfits would like to procure a child of their own. On the other hand, people regularly exposed to relative’s horribly behaved children lose interest in babies. Those who see both the positives and negatives of parenting — say an episode of Teen Mom that shows how hard it is to be a parent but closes on shots of cute babies — will be totally conflicted about whether or not to have a kid.
Although I can certainly see where the writers at Jezebel are coming from… because I was that woman who never thought she would have kids. SURPRISE!
What do you think?
Is baby fever actually a real thing?
You can read more about the research at The Daily Science.