How To Tell Your Unborn Baby's Gender


Pregnant With A BoyEveryone's heard the old wives' tale where you hang the necklace over the belly trick as a way to tell if you are having a boy or a girl. Oh? You haven't heard? Well, you hold the necklace over the mother's pregnant belly or the palm of her hand. If it swings in circles, it's a boy and if it swings from side to side, it's a girl.

When you are pregnant, you tend to hear a lot of the crazy gender determinators. And they are running rampant on the internet. I even took this online quiz and my results indicated I have a 50 percent chance of having a girl and 50 percent chance of having a boy. I could have told them that. Here are some others that are floating around.

  • Many believe that if you mix a tablespoon of Drano with your pee and it turns green it's a girl. If it turns blue it's a boy. Has anyone tried this?
  • Some say that girls steel their mother's beauty while they're in the womb. Many people believe that a woman's eyes are gone when they are having a girl. The mother temporarily gives up her looks so her daughter can have them.
  • If the mother's face is fuller, it's a girl. Basically, if you look chunky, buy some pink.
  • If the mother is carrying low and small, it's a boy. High and large, it's a girl.
  • I also heard that if you dream you having a girl, you are having a boy. But someone else told me that you dream about what you are having.

Basically, a lot of these indicate, if you are cute, it's a boy. If you're not so cute, it must be a girl. Hmmm. You could always just ask your OB/GYN. Anyone find any of these to hold true? Am I missing any?

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xavie... xavierlogan09

i carried low and small and had a boy. my sister is pregnant but her stomach is huge and she's having a boy. i had that mother's instinct that i was having a boy before my doctor told me. everyone else though i was having a girl because there are lots of women in my family. my mom thought i was going to have tons of hair because she got heartburn. i was bald. i don't believe in wive's tales. lots of women carry low but have girls. looks have nothing to do with what sex your child will be.

Bookw... Bookwormy

After being told we were having a girl, (about which we were delighted!) I had a couple of dreams that I had a boy.  That's OK, my partner dreamt I was having a white poodle!  The next ultrasound they looked again, took a shot & labeled it, "still a girl!"  Indeed, we had a girl.  Dreams are deceiving!  That said, my parents always said that they woke simultaneously one evening, looked at each other, said, "It's a girl!" and went back to bed.  And I am a girl!

nonmember avatar Christine

Although I would have been perfectly happy with either sex, from the moment I found out I was pregnant I just knew I was having a girl. Call it mom-to-be intuition or whatever, but I was 100% positive there was a little girl growing in me ~~~~ AND ~~~~~~ me (and my intutions!) were right!

momof... momoflilangel

The Chinese Gender Prediction chart told me I was having a girl. And I did have a girl. My face did get chunky too but I had lots of compliments at how good I looked pregnant so she must not have "stole my beauty"

jenny... jennycagle

Lol. I tested the Chinese Gender Prediction against my son who's currently 7, and it said he was a girl. Now the thing is saying I have a 50-50 chance. Took another three quizzes one said boy and the other two said girl. So hmm...I wonder. But I have to wait another 5-6 weeks before I can check the sex. I think it's probably a girl, but you never know.

nonmember avatar Perrier

It's the opposite: if the ring swings in circles, it's a girl; if it swings back and forth, it's a boy. My family has done this for many years and it's *nearly* 100% accurate.

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