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How to Pick or Predict Your Baby’s Gender, According to Old Wives Tales

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A lot of women want to know what sex their baby will be before they give birth. There are tons of old wives tales that offer clues and these non-scientific predictors, although not proven for sure, are sometimes accurate.

If you are having a boy, it’s been said the fetal heartbeat on the doppler fetal monitor will be over 14o beats per minute. Others have said if you are having a boy, you will carry the baby out front like a basketball, develop large and dark nipples or bright yellow color of the urine are all signs too.

Some of the signs indicating a baby girl, according to the Old wives, include a heart rate of less than 140 per minute, bulges in the back and the hips, watermelon looking belly, dull yellow urine color, breasts that are blossom and appearance less than normal.

Then there are the fun voo doo tricks.

Tie your wedding ring to a string and watch it sway over your bell. If it sways in a circular motion, then it is thought to be a boy whereas the sideways movement indicates baby girl. Craving for salty and sour foods are known to be there in case of baby boy whereas sweets and orange juice cravings indicate baby girl.

Another way to find out is by adding your current age to the month of perception and if the number comes in even then it is a boy and if it comes an odd number then it is considered to be a girl. 

There are even thing they say you can do to make yourself more likley to conceive one gender or another. 

If you wish to conceive a baby girl then prescribed diet includes food items like corn, eggs, yogurt, coffee, beans, plums, fish, meat and liver. The restricted food items should be oranges, watermelon, alkaline foods and potatoes.

If you wish to conceive a boy then you should include lentils, pine nuts, sprouts, almonds, avocado and royal jelly in your diet.

Dairy products and foods having calcium and magnesium should be avoided.  Here is an old wives tale infographic shared before for you to Pin.

How to Tell If You’re Having a Boy Or Girl {Infographic}

boy or girl photo

Here is another Flashback Friday gem of a post from the past including a PregnancyZone inforgraphic about how to tell if you’re having a boy or girl that I’m resharing while the kids have me busy during Spring break:

Some old wife beliefs to know if it’s a girl or a boy are given in the following part of the article. If you are having a boy then some of the indications include having a heart beat of more than 140 per minute, an out front bulge, basketball looking belly, large and dark nipples, bright yellow color of the urine and having amazing looks.

Some of the signs indicating a baby girl includes heart rate of less than 140 per minute, bulges in the back and the hips, watermelon looking belly, dull yellow urine color, breasts that are blossom and appearance less than normal.

If your wedding ring movement on belly is in circular motion then it is considered to be a boy whereas the sideways movement indicates baby girl. Craving for salty and sour foods are known to be there in case of baby boy whereas sweets and orange juice cravings indicate baby girl.

Another way to find out is by adding your current age to the month of perception and if the number comes in even then it is a boy and if it comes an odd number then it is considered to be a girl.

If you wish to conceive a baby girl then prescribed diet includes food items like corn, eggs, yogurt, coffee, beans, plums, fish, meat and liver. The restricted food items should be oranges, watermelon, alkaline foods and potatoes.

If you wish to conceive a boy then you should include lentils, pine nuts, sprouts, almonds, avocado and royal jelly in your diet.

Dairy products and foods having calcium and magnesium should be avoided.

Take These Fun Online Baby Hair, Gender and Eye Color Predictors

From the moment a woman becomes pregnant, she and her partner start to wonder what features the baby will have. What color will her eyes be? Will he have red hair like grandma? And of course, they are curious if their baby will be a boy or girl.

There are fun online applications out there that help parents come up with the answers using theoretical calculations formed around genetics. Here is the address of two such applications to check out that have users input the eye  and hair color of baby’s grandparents and parents and spit out a percentage in liklihood of what the baby will have when born.

I checked them out but in my opinion, these predictors are a bit limited, and not inclusive of diverse ethnic groups. For example,  the eye color predictor is limited to brown, blue, green and undefined- colored eyes. 



https://www.predict-eyes.com



The hair predictor includes blonde, strawberry blond, brown and red hair. Find it here: https://www.predict-hair.com

The gender predictor  (https://www.baby-gender-predictor.com/)  has the user enter mom’s birthday and the rough time of conception, then spits out a prediction using the Chinese and a Mayan calendar and parameters. There is a full explanation below the answer.

It’s fun stuff. Try them out!

How Many of These Old Wives Tales Baby Gender Predictors do You Know? (INFOGRAPHIC)

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As soon as a woman becomes pregnant, one of the first things on her mind is the gender of the baby. These days, there are chromosomal tests that can confirm the baby’s sex from as early as 6 weeks and some genetics tests being researched to detect earlier. For most women, they have to wait until around 16 to 20 weeks when the baby’s genitals start to be visible via an ultrasound. Pooh!

If you can’t wait that long, you can consider some of the abundant old wives’ tales there out there that the Pregnancy Zone has assembled into this infographic on the topic.

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