New Trick to Predict Baby's Gender in First Trimester

pregnant woman boy or girlWe've all heard of the pendulum test or the shape of the belly as pregnancy gender predictors, but brace yourself (and your nose!) for the latest baby gender test. A new study, published in the Journal of Physiology & Behavior, lists women's squeamishness and disgust sensitivity as ways to tell if you're having a boy or girl.


And here's the one specific difference: women who are pregnant with a boy are more likely to be squeamish in the first and second trimesters than women who are expecting girls. It's not directly related to the typical pregnancy nausea or morning sickness, but could be a gender tell.

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Dr. Diana Bitner, from the Spectrum Health Medical Group in Grand Rapids, tells Today that this new method of gender predicting could be known as "The Smelly Socks Test."

You read that correctly. Smelly socks. Do they immediately nauseate you? Or are you more immune to the aroma after a while?

The researchers from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, determined that the male fetus is the "more ecologically sensitive fetus," making the mother more aware and sensitive to smells and aversions.

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Hear that? Turns out that the nose knows. It's even powerful enough to predict your baby's sex.

Is this test accurate for your pregnancies?


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