Create: 08/21/2017 - 01:34
If you're finding yourself curious about the gender of your growing baby, there are a lot of non-medical (and non-guaranteed!) ways that some people use to help predict the gender.
Genetic testing or ultrasound: This is by far the most accurate way of predicting the baby’s gender. While ultrasound is not always 100% accurate, if you do genetic testing, that’s rarely ever misleading. All the gender predicting ultrasounds have been correct for my babies.
Wedding ring test: This one is just so bizarre to me. I’m not sure where it originated, but it makes no real, logical sense. The theory is that you take off your wedding ring and tie it to a string. Hold the string over your belly – if it swings in a circle, it’s a boy but if it swings back and forth, you’re expecting a girl.
Your skin: I have found this prediction method to be accurate in my case as well. The theory being that the extra hormones in your system as a result of carrying a girl increases your chances of developing acne and other skin breakouts, while a boy tends to not have that same effect.
Carrying high or low: If you’ve got a high belly, according to this gender prediction belief, you are expecting a girl. If you’re carrying low, you’ll have a boy on your hands soon. For me, I have carried differently for each pregnancy and it sometimes just depends on the way the baby is laying.
How’s your queasy?: The theory of this one, again likely from the added female hormones, is that the sicker you are in your first trimester with nausea and vomiting, the more likely you’re carrying a girl. Being pregnant with a boy is said to give you little or no morning sickness. I have had it bad for both genders and for various lengths for each pregnancy which means this one is not too reliable in my eyes.
What you’re craving: I don’t know where this one started or why it’s been so widely accepted but according to this prediction method, if you’re craving sweet foods like chocolate or ice cream you’re carrying a girl. If you’re craving salty or sour things like pickles, it’s a boy. In my experience this one has been incorrect early in all of my pregnancies.
Heart rate differences: The idea is, if you’re carrying a boy the baby’s heart rate on a Doppler will be under 140 beats per minute and a girl will be over 140 beats per minute. For me, I know that’s not been accurate in predicting our baby’s gender according to three separate radiologists and technicians looking at our growing baby.
Chinese gender chart: I have found this gender predictor chart to be quite accurate. This calendar method takes the mother’s age at the time of conception and the month in which conception occurred to predict the gender. It’s been eerily correct in my older 3 children and it’s also predicted the same gender indicated on my ultrasounds, too.