Funnily enough, pregnancy timing isn’t the only thing friends influence. A 2014 report points out extensive evidence on the correlation between friendships and birth rates, meaning our mates may dictate how many kids we have too.
“Depending on the context, social mechanisms may act for or against having a large number of children,” the researchers said. (Side note: both studies found the contagion thing doesn’t apply to siblings.)
Bottom line? If you feel like your Insta feed is flooded with pregnancy announcements rn, don't think you're imagining it. There really is something in the water.
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This article originally appeared on Women's Health Australia.