5 Old Wives Tales to Predict Your Baby’s Gender

boy or girlVery few couples these days decide not to find out the gender of their unborn baby. Prior to the modern technology of ultrasound, the gender of the baby was always a surprise until delivery day. It was anyone’s best guess if the baby would be a boy or girl. Even still today there are plenty of old wives tales that try to give a clue to a baby’s gender – without ultrasounds. Here are a few you’re bound to hear if you’re an expectant mother.

How You’re Carrying

This is one that tends to come up a lot, especially if you have multiple children – if you carry one differently than the other – high or low – some think that could tell if it’s a boy or girl. This however really doesn’t have anything to do with gender, and more about the position of the uterus, and mom’s body.

Baby’s Heart Rate

This one is a popular topic, especially prior to the 20 week mark when most women have an ultrasound to determine gender. Typically, people say that a faster heart rate for baby – higher than 140, usually means a girl, while a heart rate under 140, usually means a boy. This is not always a good indicator, as heart rates can fluctuate from one checkup to the next, and then they tend to level out for all babies closer to delivery, no matter what the gender.

Morning Sickness

A lot of people think that having significant morning sickness means pink is in your future. However, I have known women who have been horribly sick with their pregnancies to have boys, and women who never get the first bout of nausea to have a houseful of girls. And some women are just as sick with sons as they are with daughters. It seems that morning sickness is no respecter of gender.

Pregnancy Cravings

Some will suggest that the foods you crave while pregnant can predict boy or girl – for example – if you want sweet foods – you’re probably expecting a girl. Lots of meat or salty foods – a boy. There’s no weight to this theory, though – and those cravings are just another side effect of wonky pregnancy hormone surges. Nothing more.

Chinese Conception Calendar

This last myth is one that seems to hold some weight in China, for sure. By taking the mother’s age and month of conception from the Chinese conception calendar – which has been around since the 13th century, you should be able to predict the gender of your baby. However, in the 21st century, it really doesn’t get much stock put into it here in the USA.

The truth is – there’s no really accurate way aside from medical testing like ultrasound or amniocentesis to learn the gender of your baby. And we all know someone who got an inaccurate guess – they went to the hospital expecting pink, and came home needing to paint the room blue. So, if you’re choosing not to find out, and even if you are – always be ready for a surprise!

34 COMMENTS

  1. I’m not sure exactly why but this website is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  2. Good post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!

  3. Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clarity in your post is just cool and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.

  4. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back down the road. All the best

  5. My wife and i felt absolutely excited Edward managed to carry out his researching while using the ideas he discovered through your web pages. It is now and again perplexing just to continually be giving for free hints which often a number of people may have been trying to sell. Therefore we figure out we’ve got the blog owner to appreciate for this. The main explanations you have made, the easy site menu, the friendships your site help to foster – it is many fabulous, and it’s letting our son and our family reckon that that topic is excellent, and that is truly essential. Many thanks for all the pieces!

  6. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is magnificent blog. A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

  7. Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

  8. The very core of your writing while appearing agreeable at first, did not sit properly with me after some time. Someplace within the paragraphs you actually were able to make me a believer but just for a very short while. I still have a problem with your leaps in logic and you would do nicely to fill in those breaks. When you actually can accomplish that, I will definitely be impressed.

  9. Undeniably believe that that you stated. Your favourite justification seemed to be on the net the simplest factor to take into accout of. I say to you, I certainly get irked even as other people think about issues that they plainly do not recognize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as smartly as outlined out the entire thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thank you

  10. Do you have a spam issue on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; we have created some nice methods and we are looking to trade strategies with others, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  11. Hi there, I found your site via Google while looking for a related topic, your site came up, it looks good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  12. This is very fascinating, You’re a very professional blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to looking for extra of your excellent post. Additionally, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  13. Terrific work! That is the type of information that should be shared across the internet. Shame on Google for not positioning this put up higher! Come on over and consult with my website . Thank you =)

  14. I precisely had to appreciate you once more. I do not know the things that I could possibly have sorted out without the entire strategies contributed by you directly on this theme. It had become the frustrating difficulty in my circumstances, however , looking at a new professional manner you processed the issue forced me to jump with delight. Now i am grateful for this information and wish you recognize what a powerful job you were undertaking educating men and women with the aid of your webblog. I am sure you’ve never got to know any of us.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here