Old Wives' Tales May Help You Guess Baby's Gender

Should you be buying pink or blue for your boy or girl? Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your fifth, finding out the sex or of your baby is an exciting and anxious moment. Can’t wait for the official ultrasound to hear the news? Or, maybe you’re waiting for the ultimate surprise at the delivery. Either way, have fun with these wives’ tales and guess your baby’s gender before you find out for sure.

You may be having a girl if:

  • You are craving sweets or fruit (candy, ice cream, bananas, apricots)
  • A ring hanging from a string over your belly moves in circles
  • You feel less-than-beautiful during your pregnancy (perhaps the baby is stealing your beauty!)
  • You carry high and wide
  • Your belly looks more like a watermelon than a basketball
  • Your Linea Nigra (the dark line that some women see on their bellies during pregnancy) runs from your pubic bone to your belly button
  • Your hair is duller and drier than normal
  • You experienced morning sickness regularly
  • Your left breast appears larger than your right
  • You tend to sleep on your right side
  • Your skin looks worse when you're pregnant (as in, you start getting pimples)
  • Cold feet are not among your pregnancy complaints
  • The year of conception and the mother’s age are both odd or both even numbers
  • The baby’s heart rate is 140 or higher
  • Your nails are weaker and more brittle than before
  • Your rear-end looks pretty much the same now as it did pre-pregnancy
  • Your face becomes rounder and more plump
  • You can eat a clove of garlic and the smell does not linger
  • You avoid eating the ends of a loaf of bread
  • You dream of having a boy

You may be having a boy if:

  • You are craving salty or sour foods (pretzels, olives, cottage cheese)
  • A ring hanging from a string over your belly moves back and forth
  • You feel more beautiful during your pregnancy
  • You carry low and in front
  • Your belly looks more like a basketball than a watermelon
  • Your Linea Nigra runs from your pubic bone to your rib cage
  • Your hair grows faster and darker than usual
  • You did not experience morning sickness for any length of time
  • Your right breast appears larger than your left
  • You tend to sleep on your left side
  • Your skin is clear and beautiful during your pregnancy
  • Your feet feel colder when you’re pregnant
  • The year of conception is an odd number and the mother’s age is an even number (or vice versa)
  • The baby’s heart rate is less than 140
  • Your nails grow faster and stronger than before
  • Your rear-end is growing as fast as your belly
  • Your face appears long and narrow rather than full and plump
  • You eat a clove of garlic and can smell it for the rest of the day
  • You want to eat the ends of a loaf of bread
  • You dream of having a girl

Remember, a wives’ tale is defined by Collins English Dictionary as "a belief, usually superstitious or erroneous, passed on by word of mouth as a piece of traditional wisdom." These old wives' tales are not backed up by research, proven or tested in any way. There is no medical science behind these statements. Nonetheless, it’s fun to try and guess the baby’s gender before the truth is revealed!

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