Gender Predictor of Baby: Myths or Science?

Published: 12th April 2011
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There's a lot of people who would like to pick the gender of their newborn.Maybe they currently have 1 or more children of the same sex, and want to make sure they get a baby of the opposite gender. Other folks might be intending to have one child and really feel strongly for 1 reason or another concerning the sex that baby need to be.

This is not new, but a question that expectant parents have been asking for generations. As soon as you find out you are expecting a baby, your first thoughts are naturally going to be about the gender of the baby. The most reliable method to determine the gender of the baby, is an ultrasound. However, you will need to wait until your 5th month to find this out. Most expectant parents end up turning to age old myths, that have been passed down through generations as a gender predictor of baby.

Have some fun with myths, but keep in mind that they really are not very accurate or reliable. There are bound to be some that tell you they work, because any method have a 50/50 chance.

Some people claim that if you carry your baby low, you are having a boy. Others claim that if your demeanor turns extra sour during pregnancy, you are having a girl. Nausea seems to be an indicator of both boys and girls, depending on who you ask. There are also fun Chinese Gender Predictor charts, Mayan beliefs, and so many more.

There are some that swear by holding a coin or object suspended on a string- over the abdomen of a pregnant women. Watch the coin start to move up and down, if it is a boy. If it is going to be a girl, it will go around in circles.

Here are some more old wives tales:

If, the baby is very active (in the womb), it will be a girl. A less active baby indicates a boy.

Kicking the right side of the mother's womb frequently, means it will be a girl, kicking on the left side, means it's a boy.

A baby heartbeat of less than 130 per minute means it will be a boy. Over 130 beats-it's a girl.

A mothers craving for sweets, means it's a boy. If she wants sour food items-she will have a girl. Cravings for spicy food, means it is a boy.

If she has heartburn-it will be a boy.

A broadening of the nose and blood shot eyes means it is a girl.

Drano mixed with the urine of a pregnant women, is yet another test in determining the gender. Depending on a color chart-it will show you if you are going to have a boy or a girl (many people SWEAR by this test).

The truth is that you could talk to your co-workers, your grandparents, and even your neighbors regarding gender prediction, and everyone you question will probably tell you a different myth or legend!

Parents to be can have fun using these myths while they wait for science to confirm what the sex of their baby really is. Play around with some of these gender predictor for baby myths and tests, and compare the results to the scientific outcome.

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