Are you eager to finally find out about your baby’s gender?
Don’t worry, I’ve got you, mommy!
I remember being super excited and all I wanted was to find out was if I’m having a girl or boy. Of course, I would have been happy with both, I just wanted to know!
Since you’re here now, you probably feel the same.
So when I did some research back then, I found out about all these fun Old Wives’ Tales For A Gender Prediction that you could try at home. Obviously, I tried them all. There were probably more than thirty, but today I narrowed it down to the Top 10 Old Wives Tales For A Gender Prediction that were actually right with my baby’s gender.
The last one is the one I absolutely swear by, so if you don’t want to read all of them, just scroll down to number 10. I promise you, it’s worth it!
Today I am sharing 10 Old Wives Tales For Your Gender Prediction!
1. High Or Low
One thing I heard a lot during my pregnancy from other moms:
If you are you carrying low, then it’s a boy. If you’re carrying high, it’s going to be a girl! Obviously, you have to wait a bit for this one, since your belly will not be big enough for a while.
I had a girl and I definitely carried low. But my daughter was born with almost 11 lbs (5 kg), so that could have caused my hanging belly hehe.
How’s your skin doing?
You will either be lucky and end up with the known „Pregnancy Glow“, or you will suffer from oily skin and breakouts!
So in case you end up looking like a teenager with bumps all over your face, you will most likely carry around a little baby girl. If your skin is glowing and better than ever, you can thank your precious baby boy for it.
My skin was horrible during my entire pregnancy.
This myth is pretty funny, to be honest. Supposedly, if your right boob is bigger than your left boob, it’s going to be a girl. And the other way around.
Since I can think of it, my left boob has always been bigger than my right boob. But during my pregnancy, they pretty much had the same size. So it could be true!
We all heard about the hormones and the rollercoaster of emotions you will experience during your pregnancy.
If you’re feeling super moody, it might be a girl. But if you’re pretty chill and mellow, you may carry a little boy. I was an emotional mess during my entire pregnancy with my daughter!
5. Linea Nigra
Do you know that dark line that goes from your pubic bone and up to your belly button?
Well, in case you didn’t know or forgot the name it’s called the linea nigra. They say that if that line stops at the belly button then you’re having a girl, but if it keeps going up to your chest, it’s going to be a boy.
Mine stopped at the belly button and never went up.
6. Blood Pressure
There are a bunch of articles and studies out there that found that when a woman’s blood pressure was higher at 26 weeks compared to before she conceived, it’s likely for her to have a boy.
So you obviously have to know how your blood pressure was before you got pregnant. In case you do, it doesn’t hurt to compare these two.
My blood pressure stayed the exact same my entire life: 120/80, even during pregnancy.
7. Heart Beat
One old wive’s tale talks about how the baby’s heartbeat can predict gender. If it’s over 140 BMP, you’re having a baby girl. Everything below 140 BMP can predict a baby boy.
On a few prenatal appointments, my daughter’s heartbeat was indeed over 140 BMP, but on other ones, it was way below. She was sleeping most of the time, so I can’t tell for sure.
8. Sweet Or Salty
Pregnancy Cravings are such a huge thing for most pregnant women. It definitely was for me.
According to this old wives tale, if you are craving lots of salty food, you’re probably carrying a baby boy. If all you can think about is chocolate and everything sweet, it could be a baby girl.
During the first month of my pregnancy, all I could eat were ramen noodles. Salty and Spicy. But after that, all I wanted was chocolate. All-day, every day.
9. Pendulum Test
It’s a fun one. You typically do the test using your wedding ring. But you can use a necklace or a regular pendulum as well.
If you’re using your ring, put it on a string and place it (or whatever object you end up using) over your belly. If it swings in a circle, it’s a girl. If it swings back and forth, it could be a boy.
My engagement ring was definitely swinging in circles.
10. Chinese Calendar
This is huge and the one method I trust the most! My sister used it with both of her pregnancies, all of her friend’s pregnancies, and every pregnant woman she met. And it was ALWAYS right.
It was right for me too. It clearly said I’m gonna have a girl, without a doubt, and I did. Same with all my friends that I tested it on. So make sure to try it out!
Here’s one you can use: https://www.thebump.com/chinese-gender-chart
All you have to do is type in the month your baby was conceived and your age at conception. It will calculate your baby’s gender based on the Chinese Gender Calendar.
That’s it Mommies! These were the 10 Old Wives Tales For Your Gender Prediction that actually worked on me.
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