Everybody wants to think their parents put careful planning into making them.
There was a long talk, we imagine, with much staring lovingly into one another's eyes, and maybe a chaste peck on the lips or two.
Or it could have gone something like this:
Ooooh, that feels so good.
Oh, baby, I want to make a baby.
Fast-forward nine months ...
So how do you classify that pregnancy?
It's not an oops.
But it's not exactly ... planned.
And it happens more often than you'd think. Why?
Because during sex, women's brains show decreased activity in the amygdala and hippocampus -- those are the sections designed to help us deal with fear and anxiety. Aka, our inhibitions.
And once those are knocked out of the way, it's come to mama time! Or should we say: become mama time?
There is one major advantage to this: you never get stuck in the "oh, God, sex again?" rut that happens to couples who put so much thought and effort into making a baby that they totally lose out on the whole "yay, sex is fun" aspect.
But let's face it: babies take planning. There are enough idiot parents in this world. We don't need any more.
Did your pregnancy have an in the heat of the moment start?
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