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- Mothers who knew the sex of their child tended to be less educated, have lower household incomes and were less likely to be married than women who did not know.
- Women who scored high in "openness to experience" -- suggesting they were curious and independent -- were also less inclined to learn their baby's sex.
- Expectant mothers who scored high in parenting perfectionism -- meaning they set unrealistically high standards -- were slightly more likely to find out the sex early. More than other expectant mothers, they may think knowing the child's sex will relieve them of some anxiety during the uncertain pregnancy process.