Ever since I got the positive pregnancy test I've been hearing about or reading about all the old wives takes to tell the sex of the baby. As someone who has no patience and is excited to find out I had to try every test.
Since it's only one week until we find out I thought it would be fun to share and get your prediction!
Chinese Gender Predictor
According to Baby Center, legend says that the gender chart is more than 700 years old and was
discovered in a royal tomb. It predicts your baby's sex based on your
Chinese lunar age at the time you got pregnant and the Chinese lunar
month in which you conceived. (I used the one on baby center but you can find them on a couple different websites)
Fetal Heart Rate
This one says if your unborn baby's heart rate is higher, above 140 beats per minute,
that means you're carrying a girl. A lower heart rate below 140 bpm
means you're having a boy.
At 10 weeks- 175 beats per min
At 12 weeks- 152
At 15 weeks- 152
The ring test says to string your wedding ring on a string or piece of hair and then dangle it over your belly while you are laying down. If it swings back and forth it's a boy and if it swings in a circle it's a girl.
I had my sister do this one on me. She held it very still over my stomach and then it would start moving in a circle until it got bigger and bigger, it was very crazy. We tried it on my sister- who is not pregnant- and the ring did not move at all!
Baking Soda Test
What you do is put a little bit of baking soda in the bottom of a
disposable cup and then add a little bit of your urine to it. If it
fizzles like a soda, its boy. If there’s no fizzle, then it's a girl.
This one is similar to the Drano test- which I didn't want to mess with.
Mayan Age and Year Legend
This one works by taking the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both
are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.
Age: 30- even
Year: 2012- even
Morning Sickness in 1st Trimester
If you have bad morning sickness then it's a girl, if you have little to no morning sickness it's a boy.
(I honestly find this one hard to judge because how bad you feel is somewhat subjective.)
I had nausea 24/7 for weeks 6-13 and could only live on saltines, ginger ale and pizza- I only threw up once though. So is this bad morning sickness?! For me it was awful but for other people that might not be too bad?!
I'm calling this one a draw
Bad skin Theory
This one says that girls steal your beauty and boys enhance your beauty, so if you your face is breaking out and your hair is greasy it's a girl. If your skin is glowing and your hair is thick and voluminous it's a boy.
I normally have awful skin and greasy hair- so clear skin and nice thick dry hair is a huge plus for me!
Myself, my Dad, and my Mom are saying BOY
Kyle, my sister, and most of my friends are saying GIRL
So what's your prediction? If you've already had a baby were the old wives tales correct?