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Smoking while pregnant can lead to gay children, scientist claims

Neuroscientist suggests if women live a stressful life, take drugs or smoke while pregnant then it can lead to a child having a lower IQ and an 'influenced sexuality'

Smoking while pregnant can lead to a woman giving birth to a gay child, a scientist has claimed.

Dick Swaab, professor of neurobiology at Amsterdam Biology, claims a woman’s lifestyle while pregnant can have an impact on the development of their babies.

He suggested if they live a stressful life, take drugs, drink or smoke can lower a child’s IQ and ‘influence’ the sexuality.

‘Pre-birth exposure to both nicotine and amphetamines increases the chance of lesbian daughters,’ Swaab told the Sunday Times.

‘Pregnant women suffering from stress are also more likely to have homosexual children of both genders because their raised level of the stress hormone cortisol affects the production of foetal sex hormones.’

He said the brain in foetuses begins to develop at two weeks, with anything introducing toxins into the body having an impact on this development.

Swaab also claims: ‘The more older brothers a boy has, the greater the chance that he will  be homosexual.

‘This is due to a mother’s immune response to male substances produced by boy babies in the womb, a response that becomes stronger with each pregnancy.’

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Although smoking is not good for you, I saw the article in a different light. If your baby has a lower IQ, then they are probably gay.

My take on this is if the mother is going through a lot of stress during her pregnancy, well for all that suffering she is rewarded with a gay baby, we all know how rare they are , so lucky her.

My take on this is if the mother is going through a lot of stress during her pregnancy, well for all that suffering she is rewarded with a gay baby, we all know how rare they are , so lucky her.

My take on this is if the mother is going through a lot of stress during her pregnancy, well for all that suffering she is rewarded with a gay baby, we all know how rare they are , so lucky her.