In this talk, I’ll be discussing the relationship with child stunting of two practices that are common in the local context. The first is son-biased fertility stopping behaviour, where parents commonly add to their family until they reach the desired number of sons. This increases the chances that later-born children are stunted, unless the child is a first born son. Prenatal inputs also tend to increase if a family does not yet have a son. The second practice that we consider is the impact of exposure to mild in-utero nutritional disruptions due to fasting.