Watch Out Ladies, Science Says Pregnancy Is Contagious Among Friends

This can be good... or bad.

There is no question that pregnancy is a wonderful thing. Even if pregnancy doesn’t agree with you or you had a hard time during the months of growing a baby, the act of growing a human is something else. It’s something that I loved, despite having hyperemesis gravidarum, struggles to maintain a pregnancy, and I am thankful I was able to experience it as many times as I was.

I was the first in my friend group and siblings to get pregnant. It was  good few years before anyone else in my circle started to have their own children, but it seemed to pick up after that. Friends found themselves pregnant at the same time and having their children very close in age. It seemed like there was a big span there where it was baby shower and meeting new babies and that’s when we saw each other the most.

I always thought it was just the phase of life, but apparently that’s not all that’s in play. Yes. pregnancy is “contagious” when it comes to friends in close circles. And having pregnant people around you can increase your risk of becoming pregnant, too.

Now, this can be good or bad depending on where you are in life. But there is more in the details…

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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the Managing Editor of Moms and she's has an odd obsession with useless movie and TV trivia. She's one of the weird ones that reads IMDb trivia instead of watching the movie. When she's not at work you can hear her answering the question "why" twenty-billion times thanks to her four kids. Got something to say? Send me an email at

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