Old Wives Tales, Gender Predictors - FamilyEducation

7 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales

Wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or a girl? While the only accurate way to find out your baby's gender during pregnancy is from your doctor, playing the guessing game can be a lot of fun. Read on for some of the wackiest old wives' tales believed to predict the gender of your baby, and try some for yourself. And then tell us & were they right?

Transcript

Have your family members been playing guessing games trying to figure out if your new addition will be a boy or girl? Every soon-to-be parent is eager to find out the sex of their baby, and many chose to find out before he or she is born. In fact, a study by Harvard Business School found 58 percent of men and women had found out or planned to find out the sex of their baby.

The wait to find out can seem like forever, so to help pass the time, try these old wives’ tales that claim to predict the gender of your baby. Let us know if they were right!

1. Morning Sickness
It’s believed that moms who feel nauseated during the first trimester are expecting a little girl.

2. The Wedding Ring Test
Tie a wedding ring onto thread and hold it over mom’s belly. If it swings in a circular motion, you’re having a girl, and if it swings back and forth like a pendulum, it’s a boy.

3. High or Low Belly
If mom is carrying high, it’s believed to be a girl, while carrying low is thought to be a boy.

4. Salty or Sweet Cravings
Craving sweets, Mom? You’re having a sugary sweet girl! Salt and spice lovers can expect a boy.

5. Weight Gain
More weight on your hips and thighs signifies a baby girl while weight gain on your tummy means a little boy.

6. Body Clues
Are you suffering from acne? Legend has it that blemishes and breakouts signify a little girl, while dry hands and cold feet signify a baby boy.

7. Baby’s Heart Rate
A baby with a heartbeat of less than 140 beats per minute is thought to be a boy, while a heartbeat of more than 140 beats a minute means it’s a girl.

So, all you moms-to-be, how many of these tests hold true for you?

For more parenting tips, visit www.familyeducation.com