*This has absolutely nothing to do with Justin Bieber, I Just thought the title was catchy.*
In college we often here girls talk about “baby fever.” Baby fever is the phenomena that is sweeping young woman all over the country. It refers to the feelings you get when you see other people around you having babies. But is baby fever a real thing? Or is it just our immediate thought when we see tons of cute babies around?
As I would consider myself someone with baby fever, I decided to look into it a little more. Baby fever isn’t a joke. It’s an actual thing that affects a ton of people, both men and women. Researchers at Kansas State University completed a study in which they asked men and women to rank their desires. Although certain factors can affect it, the majority of men and women ranked having a baby higher then other most other desires. For women it ranked above sex and for men it ranked right below.
There seems to be multiple factors that people consider when having a baby, but overall the desire is there for everyone- and baby fever is in fact very real.
Kansas State University. “Ga ga for goo goo: Research explores the scientific basis for baby fever.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 August 2011. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110823115422.htm>.
Desiree. “Science Confirms Baby Fever Is Real.” Parenting.com. Meredith Corporation, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.
Pappas, Stepphanie. “See One, Want One: The Roots of ‘Baby Fever'” LiveScience. TechMedia Network, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2016.