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Elena Donovan Mauer
Contributing Writer

It’s A Fifty Shades Of Grey Baby Boom!

PUBLISHED ON 07/19/2012

We should have known this would happen. Moms-to-be on The Bump 6 Weeks Pregnant board (six weeks is around the time most women find out they're expecting), are saying the racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey had quite a bit to do with their babies' conception. Here's what a few of them have to say:

"So approximately six weeks ago, I read the Fifty Shades series. We found out we were expecting about a week ago. My husband said to me yesterday, 'Honey, if it's a boy we should name him Christian.'  I told him that would be perfect considering Mr. Grey is the one who got us to this point."

"I am definitely having a Shades of Grey baby and I know of a friend or two who are as well! I will bet that we're not the only ones!"

"Christian Grey is absolutely the reason we are expecting! I read all three books twice within two weeks and well, we got the positive pregnancy early last week.  My husband also said that we should name the baby Christian if it's a boy. I'm sure there will be a lot of Christians in 2013!"

"Yup, ours is too! We got pregnant on a trip to Mexico and everyone on the beach and by the pool was reading it too.  That was my prediction — our babies will have a huge class at graduation!"

Naming a baby after the book's main character (a sadomasochist?) probably isn't a good idea — these ladies are obviously joking — but hey, if reading it spices up your babymaking, then go for it.

Are you into the Fifty Shades books? Do you think they helped you conceive?

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