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Old wives tales! Pregnancy and Gender prediction!

Updated on January 12, 2013

Having a boy? Maybe a girl? Crazy dreams and insatiable cravings!

Ahh pregnancy, that magical time while you wait for your little bundle of joy to arrive. Are you nervous? Maybe a little worried? Or excited and impatient to meet your little one?

Well have I got news for you! The following is a compilation of everything your mother's - friend's - sister's - great-aunt has ever told you about what to expect for the next several months of waiting.

Morning Sickness:

So nauseous that you don't want to leave bed? Count on having girl! Minimal or no sickness, start picking out boys names.

In reality, the extent of your morning sickness has nothing to do with what your baby's gender will be. Some women go through 'Morning Sickness' all day, while others never feel sick at all.


If you're craving proteins, salty or sour foods, prepare for a little boy. Sweets, breads and fruits, means a little girl.

Since the body changes so much during pregnancy, those pesky hormones are partly to blame for the crazy cravings and food aversions. Also some nutritionists believe that cravings can also be triggered buy your body trying to balance out the nutrients that the body is lacking.

Sudden Clumsiness:

If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl. If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy.

Maybe you've noticed that you drop things more, or that you tend to trip over your own feet. This is a temporary side effect caused by several factors: the retention of water and loosening of joints during pregnancy, both of which can make your grip less firm; a loss of concentration; a change in your center of gravity and a lack of dexterity due to carpal tunnel syndrome, which is common during pregnancy.

Fetal Heart Rate:

If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy.

Fetal heart rate changes as the baby grows and changes. Also the heart rate changes hour by hour, depending on if the little one is sleeping or wiggling around, just as it would for you and I.

Other Gender Predictors:

The Mayan gender predictor, mothers age plus conception year, odd number indicates a boy and even a girl.

The Chinese also have a gender predictor based on the mother's age and the month she conceived.

If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. Dreams show the opposite of what you are having.

The ring test says, using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly. You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth and it’s a boy if it swings in a circle. The opposite is true if you use a necklace.

Don't forget, some women just have that gut feeling about the gender of their baby!


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      Aga 5 years ago

      This is very fun, but also interesting! I had a great time here!

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      carolinekirby 5 years ago from Indianapolis, IN

      Most people thought I'd have a girl and if these were true I would have. I had a feeling I'd have a little boy, up until the night before my ultrasound when I dreamed it was a girl. The next day I found out I was right; it was a boy! I actually wanted a girl at first but now that I have my son I wouldn't trade him for anything!

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      Rick Iorillo 5 years ago from SF CA

      Love it