How to Tell If You're Having a Boy or a Girl: 30 Weird Wives' Tales

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When I was pregnant with my second child, I had a feeling it was going to be a girl. I was so much queasier than I remembered being with my first son, and doesn't everyone say that you have more morning sickness when you're pregnant with a girl? Plus, I craved sweet things and tended to sleep on my right side, and I'd heard those were BOTH signs of having a girl.


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As it turned out, the wives' tales didn't ring true in my case: The Snickers-craving, right-side-preferring, barfy-making baby I was carrying was all boy. So I don't have any personal experience with the many, MANY sayings about how you can tell what sex your fetus might be -- but it's always fun to revisit the folklore.

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So grab a chair and make sure to take copious notes! Behold, a plethora of popular ways to predict whether you're having a boy or a girl. No matter what, you've got a 50 percent guarantee of being right!

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