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    Can I have an hourglass daughter?

    Can a woman with an apple-shaped body give birth to a daughter who is pear/hourglass shaped?
    It seems plausible that if pre-conception and post-conception conditions are right, we can change the sex hormone levels in our babies, however, I cannot think of a single, real life example where such a thing happened.

    All my friends who are pear-shaped/hourglass have a mother with the same shape. Does anyone have a counter-example?



    Also, I'm lumping pear and hourglass together because I think both have the essential markers of female health: having a lower WHR (waist-hip ratio) and holding fat on the hips. It's supposedly because she draws from theses reserves (which contain more long chain-fatty acids: Elsevier) when she's preggers. Having wide hips allows a vaginal delivery to go smoother. Holding more weight around the middle (for both sexes) is positively correlated with an increase of 'civilizational' disease and may be tied to estrogen dominance.

    I want my daughter to have the best health I can give her (and I have a few years to work on making that happen). I'm an apple when I gain weight and have narrow hips and my shoulders seem broader than what is appropriate for females. The future father of my children is the opposite of me: he does not hold as much weight on his belly as most men and he seems to always carry a tiny layer of fat on in the butt/thighs, though he looks balanced and very masculine. I don't know what the natural, healthy male pattern is, but I think that possibly the average woman and average man are estrogen-dominant with all the environmental toxins we're exposed to. It is excess estrogen that leads to a pattern of belly fat deposition, right?
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    I'm an hourglass. My sister's a pear. Our mom was an apple. But Dad's family was full of pear women and there were some hourglasses on Mom's side. I don't know how much what my mom ate at the time had to do with it.

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    Hi, I'm a pear, my sisters are apple and my mum a rea thyroid type...long skinny legs and arms with her weight around her tummy. Maternal side grandmother pear and paternal side apple..... I'm convinced you cant change your bone structure BUT can have an impact on your fat dostribution based on your nutrition but very early on in your life..ie when youre a preadolescent and kid

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    I carried all my weight in my bottom half (hips, thighs, butt, flattish stomach). Went on and off birth control and got diagnosed with PCOS , whack hormones, thyroid and now i have a lot of weight in my stomach and all over! But my mom carries her weight in her lower had and never had any hormone issues. Her sisters( my aunts) all had hormone issues. I gained a lot of weight during that time even while exercising and eating right. So I think and *know* that hormones can F you up and ruin any shape you had and it is a bitch to get back in order. I think it is all a crap shoot.
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

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    If it makes you feel better I'm a guy with wide hips.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    If it makes you feel better I'm a guy with wide hips.
    Why would the size of your hips make anyone else feel better? Haha. This whole thread is cracking me up.

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    I'm a strawberry banana smoothie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    I'm a strawberry banana smoothie.
    This made me lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karate Lisa View Post
    This made me lol
    Me too!
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    my twin sister and I have totally different body shapes, my two daughters do too. One is athletic, broad shouldered, big hamstrings. The other has a future hourglass like me.

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