Can You Predict a Baby’s Sex?

Can You Predict a Baby's Sex?

Finally! After learning how to get pregnant, you are now on a countdown to your 9 month-pregnancy!

The Big Question

It’s a big question, no matter if it is your first baby or your fifth. Boy or Girl? Every mom to be is excited and curious about what she is having, and there are enough old wives’ tales and gender prediction quizzes to keep a pregnant mom busy for nine months. Are they accurate? Maybe sometimes, but probably not anything we would bet our money on! Curious to know what the legends and myths say you can do to predict your baby’s sex? Read on for all of the scoop! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

High Or Low

This is one that almost all pregnant women have heard before. If you’re carrying low, down in the front, your baby is supposed to be a boy. If you are carrying high, or wide in the middle, it’s said that your baby will be a girl. This is one of oldest wives tales out there, and most people agree that it’s just a myth, but it’s still fun to predict it anyway.

Fast Or Slow

Here’s another one that almost everybody already knows. If the baby’s heartbeat is fast (over 140 beats per minute), the baby is most likely a girl. If the baby’s heartbeat is slow, (under 140 beats per minute), the baby is probably a boy. There have been a few studies that have been done that show that this old myth might actually be true, but most experts agree not to put too much faith in it.

Swing The String

Here’s a fun one that is a little bit silly. Tie a ring to a piece of string or even hair. Hold the string very still over your belly. If the ring swings back and forth, your baby is a boy. If it swings in a circle, you’re having a girl. While there is no “real” scientific evidence that this one works, but ancient Chinese medicine says that the ring swings (or sways) as a sign of the body’s forces at work.

Drano Pee Test

This one is a little bit wacky, and a little bit out there, but the women who try it, swear it works! If you pee into a cup of Drano, and the solution turns green, it’s a girl. However, if the mixture turns blue, it’s a boy. Experts say that there is no reason why this would work, and that you shouldn’t be breathing in that solution either. However, women that have tried this method say that it does work!

The Cravings Tell

Another fun way to tell what you are having? It depends on what you are craving during your pregnancy! If you are craving sugar, sweets, and everything nice, you are probably having a girl. However, if your cravings are more for sour or salty treats, your baby is probably a boy.

Chinese Birth Chart

This is an ancient (and we do mean ancient!) way of telling what gender your baby will be. The Chinese lunar calendar takes into consideration the mother’s age, and the date in which the baby was conceived, and tells you what gender your baby will be.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).