14 Old Wives’ Tales For Baby Gender Prediction

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We have researched a lot of the different ways to predict if you’re having a boy or a girl. Here are the old wives tales for predicting baby genders that we researched.

1. Heartrate

The old wives tale about heartrate is that if your baby’s heartrate is under 140 beats per minute, it’s a baby boy. If your baby’s heartrate is over 140 beats per minute, it’s a girl.

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2. Chinese Gender Predictor

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The Chinese Gender Predictor is a test that will determine which gender you’re having from an ancient Chinese gender chart. You put in your age at conception and the month you conceived.

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3. Wedding Ring Test

The way that you perform this test is to put your wedding ring on a chain or string, lay down, and hold it over your belly. If the ring moves in a circular motion then it’s a girl, if it moves side to side then it’s a boy. Here’s a video on how to do this test.

4. Morning Sickness

Having morning sickness is a sign that you are carrying a girl, whereas not having morning sickness or not having much of it is a sign that you’re having a boy.

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5. Cravings

Baby Center says that if you’re craving salty foods, meat, or cheese then you’re having a boy. If you’re craving sweets, sugary foods, or spicy food, then you’re carrying a baby girl.

6. Heartburn

Having heartburn is a sign that you’re having a girl and that your baby will have a lot of hair.

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7. Side Mom Sleeps On While Pregnant

The myth is that when pregnant women sleep on their right side, it means they’re pregnant with a girl and sleeping on their left side means they’re pregnant with a boy.

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8. Belly Positioning

If you carry the baby high in your belly, it’s a girl. If you carrying low in your belly, then it’s a boy.

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9. Mayan Gender Calendar

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The Mayan’s used math and astronomy to create a calendar that predicted baby genders. The way to predict this is to see if your age at conception is odd or even and if the month you conceived in is odd or even. If both are odd or both are even, then it’s a girl. If one is odd and one is even, then it’s a boy.

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10. Balance

The old wives tale on this one is that if you’re really coordinated and have good balance, you’re carrying a girl. If you’re clumsy and losing your balance a lot, you’re carrying a boy.

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11. Dad’s Weight

If the baby’s dad is gaining weight along with the mom, then you’re carrying a girl. You’re carrying a boy if the dad hasn’t gained any weight.

12. Headaches

Women who get a lot of headaches during pregnancy are believed to be carrying boys and women who do not experience this are carrying girls.

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13. Skin and Hair

If your skin and hair are not looking as good and you have more acne, then it’s a girl. It’s a boy if you have a nice glow, your skin is better than normal, and your hair looks nice and glossy. Also, carrying a boy is said to make your body hair grow thicker and faster.

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14. Mother’s Intuition

Some people claim that mothers know the gender of their babies before they find out from the ultrasound or at birth. About 60% of mothers are able to guess this correctly.

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You might be wondering “Are baby gender predictors accurate?” The answer is no, there is not scientific data to support them. It is still really fun to look at them and assess if any of them are right when you do find out what you’re having.

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