The moment you break the news of your pregnancy to the world, everyone will start making guesses about whether you are having a little boy or a little girl. Truth is, gender prediction is something just about everyone feels they are a ‘professional’ at, and many folks will use antiquated methods to try and figure out the gender of your baby.
Funny thing is, that in this situation – everyone who interjects has a 50/50 chance of being right, so the odds are definitely in their favor.
Whether you find out the gender of your baby or not is a personal decision. Most often, the ultrasound tech will be able to decipher the gender of your baby through routine ultrasound after the 16th week of pregnancy. That being said, there are some fun gender prediction methods (also with a 50/50 chance of being right) that are fun to look into.
Of course, there is the Chinese Gender Prediction Method. In this method, the gender is based upon your age and the month of conception. (Personally speaking, it was never right for me). Another fun way to ponder the gender of your baby is to see whether you are carrying your baby high or low. In late pregnancy, many people believe that if you are carrying your baby bump low – then you will be having a boy. High, and you need to break out the pink bows.
Faster heartbeats heard during a routine Doppler test are also said to indicate that you are having a girl. If the baby’s heart beats more than 140 times per minute, this ‘could’ indicate that a girl is in your near future. Believe it or not, Drano – the popular pipe cleaner has been affiliated with gender prediction for decades as well. The theory goes that if you pee in a cup and then pour 1 tablespoon of Drano in it, it will turn either green or blue. Green equates to a girl while blue, typically – means you will be having a boy.
Yet another way people decide baby gender is based on whether or not the pregnant mama is having pubescent like acne. The old saying goes that a baby girl steals all of her mother’s beauty, and therefore pregnant mom will break out like a teenager.
Of course, there is also the ever popular baby shower trick with your wedding ring. (Any ring will do) Take off your wedding ring, tie it to a string or fishing wire and then hold it over your belly. If the ring goes in a circle then legend has it that you are fit to have a little boy. If it rocks back and forth, a girl.
At the end of the day (and your pregnancy) the big reveal will be the only method that is 100% accurate when it comes to gender prediction. Even so, it can be a lot of fun to sit back and dream during your pregnancy. And if you don’t want to wait – then your best odds at getting it right are to ask your ultrasound tech.
Written By Stef, Mom of 4 @Mom-Spirational
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