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Predicting Gender According to Old Wives Tales

Finding out the gender of your baby is a very exciting part of pregnancy. Although some people may opt to find out at birth, there are so many old wives tales that are used to predict the gender of your little one. Here are some of the more famous ones you will find. Check out Predicting Gender According to Old Wives Tales!

Predicting Gender According to Old Wives Tales

Predicting Gender According to Old Wives Tales

Are you expecting a baby and excited about finding out if you are having a boy or a girl? Most people do look forward to finding out the sex of their babies, but you might have to wait several months before you know for sure. While you wait to find out from your obstetrician after an anatomy ultrasound, you can always test out some of the old wives’ tales that were regularly used in the past to predict the gender of babies for centuries.

Or if you’re like us we never found out what we were having until the baby as born. While these old wives’ tales are not always accurate, they are still a lot of fun! Remember though these are just old wives tales and not meant to be taken as a diagnosis. Please don’t get mad at me for the accuracy (or lack thereof)  of the predictions made. 

Either way check out these fun ways old wives tales for finding out your baby’s gender:

The Carrying Position

One of the most common old wives’ tales is that you are pregnant with a boy if you are carrying low, and you are pregnant with a girl if you are carrying high. So, if it feels like your little one is hanging out in your ribcage all the time, you might be pregnant with a girl. If it feels like the baby is spending most of its time in the pelvic area and you have noticed that your stomach continues to hang low, you might be pregnant with a baby boy.

Morning sickness

Unfortunately, this early pregnancy symptom doesn’t tend to discriminate between boy or girl. I had horrible morning sickness with all of my kids. However, the old wives tale says  if you’re suffering from excessive nausea and morning sickness, it’s said you could be having a girl.

The Condition of Your Skin

Some people believe that the condition of your skin tells you what you are having. It is believed if your skin looks clear and flawless, you are having a boy. On the other hand, there is a belief that if you are breaking out more than ever before, you are pregnant with a girl. Some people believe this because they feel the added hormones from being pregnant with a girl can contribute to skin issues. No matter what, the hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy can impact the condition of your skin.

Predicting Gender According To Old Wives Tales

More old wives tales for predicting gender

Heart rate

During your next ultrasound, pay attention to baby’s heart rate. If that little ticker is beating faster than 140 beats per minute, get ready for a girl.

Chinese gender chart

Place one finger on the age you were when you conceived and another finger on the month of conception. Where your fingers meet in the middle will tell you if you’re expecting a little boy or girl. Are you ready to try this fun chart out? Head over here to check it out! 

Swelling of the Ankles

Most pregnant women will experience some swelling of the ankles at the end of the pregnancy. However, an old wives tale that women who experience ankle swelling a bit earlier, such as during the second trimester, are pregnant with a boy. There is no real rhyme or reason for this, but it is an old wives’ tale that has been around for ages.

Your Mood

Some people say that your mood reflects the gender of your baby. They believe that you are likely pregnant with a girl if you are moody and irritable most of the time. If you are in a positive and happy mood, you are probably pregnant with a boy. Just like hormonal changes in pregnancy can impact the condition of your skin, those changes can affect your perspective, too. Some women naturally enjoy pregnancy more than others.

These are some of the old wives’ tales that people use to predict the gender of a baby before they know for sure. You can try out these different options to see if you get the same result for each one. Once you know for sure from your ultrasound or after giving birth, you can go back to the results to see if any of these old wives’ tales were right for you.

Although it is fun to guess, there is no guarantee that any of these will be valid for you.

Looking for more great tips for pregnancy? Check out Benefits of Coconut oil during pregnancy

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