Though most people will be good hearted about sharing their stories and theories on what they feel is right for you and your baby. Even the gender of your little one will be open to discussion. Because since time began, people have been trying to guess babies sex long before they are ready to be born. Each declares themselves to be alarmingly accurate and far better than their competitors. But here is the absolute truth. Even in families where there is a tendency towards having only boys or only girls, every conception is still based on And even if the gender prediction is wrong, there is no harm in having a little fun.
Just be mindful that the following information is intended purely for entertainment purposes only. Linea Nigra Do you have a dark line, known as Linea Nigra, extending from your navel to your pubic bone? Then you are likely to be having a girl. But if this line reaches upwards from your pubic bone to below your ribcage, then you are probably going to have a boy. Likewise, if your areolas surrounding your nipples are very dark, then blame those boy genes.
Heartburn Are you getting heartburn? Your skin test Do you find yourself reaching for the moisturiser? The Drano Test This one sounds decidedly dodgy and is really not recommended. But mucking around with Drano is dangerous. How you carry your pregnant belly If your belly seems to be carrying your baby low, then you are more likely to be having a boy. Muscle tone and strength can also make a difference to how a pregnant mother looks.
But if the heart rate is at a more sedate pace, say under BPM, then a boy is more likely. Be reassured that any foetal heart rate between BPM is within a normal range. Do you find yourself looking wistfully at old photos and wonder where all those thick lustrous locks have gone? Is your hair looking dull, thin and just a little bit sad? Then you could be having a girl baby. More luxurious, thicker hair is said to be due to boy genes.
Do you see some red highlights creeping through your normal hair colour? Then a girl is sure to be on her way. Having an adolescent breakout? Feeling any morning sickness? There may be some truth to this one because women who are pregnant with girls seem to produce more Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone HCG, which contributes to pregnancy nausea.
What are you craving? Are you weighing down the shopping trolley with meat, fish, cheese, dairy foods and animal protein? Then be prepared to have a little boy.
There is some research to support the theory that pregnant women who crave more food each day are more likely to be having a boy. This may account for the comparatively higher birth weight of boys than girls. Which way are you sleeping? Believe it or not, the direction you place your head when you sleep is meant to signify whether a girl or boy is coming.
If you lie on your left side then prepare for a boy. How much do you weigh? But if that weight is at the front then a boy is more likely. The wedding ring swing Now this old wives tale is a bit of fun. Get your wedding ring — or one belonging to someone else and tie a piece of hair or string to it. Be patient and wait until the ring starts to move. If it goes around in a circle then a boy is coming. If the ring moves from side to side then a girl is in your future.
NB There is some great YouTube clips which show how this is done. The conversations between couples are reason alone to check them out so make sure you turn up the volume! If you feel your looks have taken a turn for the better then a boy is more likely. A rounder face is said to signal a girl baby, but a thinner face, it is said, indicates a boy. Is your partner getting a little podgy? Blame those girl genes. Apparently male partners who put on weight do so because a baby girl is coming.
Find yourself reaching for some socks? Chances are that your cold feet are caused by that little boy in your belly.
How exactly this prediction came into modern folklore is a mystery in itself. A bigger right breast is said to indicate a boy baby. A bigger left breast is an indicator for a girl. Who would have thought? Do You want a basketball or a watermelon? Old wives say that if your belly looks like a basketball then you have a boy in your belly.
Some old wives seem to have gotten their facts mixed up on this. It seems that some think that a basketball shape means a girl and a watermelon is a boy. Does my nose look big in this? Have your suddenly become more conscious of your nose? Does it look, well, just a bit bigger than it used to? Feeling a bit headachey? Then blame those boy genes. It seems that women who are carrying boys get more headaches than those who are pregnant with girls. Headaches can be more common in the second trimester because of hormonal influence.
But if you are, then a girl is more likely to be in your future. Be mindful of how you pick up a key If you pick up a key by its long end then a boy is on his way. Grab it by the short end then a girl is coming. Or it could mean that one end was just closer than the other. Is your wee trying to tell you something?
Next time you go to the toilet have a look before you flush. Those old wives say that bright yellow wee means a girl is brewing. Clearer, more straw coloured wee indicates a boy.
An amniocentesis is another option, though these come with an increased risk of miscarriage and are rarely offered solely for gender selection. One of the lovely surprises of pregnancy is waiting to see what the sex of your baby will be. Just be careful if the sonographer looks like an old maid!