During the ages folklore has lent to some very interesting means to determine whether a woman is carrying a boy or a girl. Although gender prediction eliminates the need of any and all of these, it will do no harm to use them as a light-hearted cross- reference during your pregnancy.
It is important to note that most of these methods of gender prediction are based on folk tales and consequently have no scientific evidence backing their accuracy.
You Are Possibly Carrying A Girl If:
- You skipped the ‘blooming period’ entirely.
- The heartbeat of your baby is more than 140 beats a minute.
- You are carrying high and all around (tummy, hips and bottom).
- Morning sickness was severe during your First Trimester of pregnancy.
- You notice that the right breast is noticeably smaller than the left.
- Your cravings are mainly sweet things such as chocolate, biscuits and fruit.
- Your wedding ring swings from side to side when tied to a string and held over your belly.
- Your skin is softer and more supple than usual.
- You are experiencing terrible unexplained mood swings.
- Your hair is thinning out and lost its shine.
- You were the more relaxed partner during sex when you fell pregnant.
- You prefer sleeping on your right side.
- Your urine is dull yellow in appearance.
- You will see based on the ultrasound, your baby’s lower jaw is rounded and the top of the head is tapered. Also known as skull theory, and some mums believe it to be very accurate.
You Are Possibly Carrying A Boy If:
- The heartbeat of your baby is less than 140 beats a minute.
- You are carrying low and in front.
- You are blooming in pregnancy.
- You experienced very little morning sickness during your first trimester.
- You notice that the left breast is noticeably smaller than your right.
- You crave mainly savory foods such as nuts and crisps or protein, such as meat and cheese.
- Your feet become cold more quickly than before your pregnancy.
- Your ring swings in circles when tied to a string and held over your belly.
- Your skin becomes dry and itchy.
- You noticed that your hair is shinier and has more volume than before your pregnancy
- You experience more headaches
- Your urine is bright yellow in colour
More Reliable Methods
For parents-to-be who did not make use of reliable gender prediction technology and those who merely wants to make double sure of the results, the following reliable resources exist:
During an ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves produce images of your baby. These images are highly scientific and very accurate.
It might not be as whimsical as dangling a wedding ring from a piece of thread but it is a very reliable source of information. It is not very common for an ultrasound to get the gender wrong but it does happen, especially if your baby is ‘shy’ and refuses to open his/her legs to warrant a peek.
Ultrasounds performed between weeks 18 and 26 are the most accurate at predicting the gender of your baby.
A lot of anti-natal facilities offer 3D and 4D scans to pregnant women as well. These scans are shockingly well-defined and you can clearly see your baby’s features in detail.
You can click check out ‘’Pick The Gender Of Your Baby’’ for a shockingly natural and accurate gender selection method.
Amniocentesis and CVS
Amnio together with Chrorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) are 2 tests that can be performed during pregnancy if your baby is thought to be at high risk of having a chromosomal or genetic abnormality. Both of these tests give a 99% accurate indication of your baby’s sex.
It is important to note though that both these tests are invasive procedures that carry a risk of miscarriage. Your medical practitioner will be able to advise you as to what procedure is best for you and your baby.
Even if you already know the gender of the baby you are carrying it is imperative to visit your medical practitioner at regular intervals for check-ups to insure that your baby is in tip-top health.