Sorry, I cannot site the article or referrence, but a study showed that women who experienced trauma/ extreme stress during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to a baby w/fibro that is if the baby is female..something about the ammount of cortisol in mother's body.. I had a very abusive husband and experienced much trauma during my one and only pregnancy w/my daughter...Guess what???? She has fibro.. My mom was pregnant w/me towards the end of WWII and experienced stress and trauma and I have fibro... I really need to know if any of you had this occur????