Don’t we all want to know what will our little baby be – a boy or a girl? For me it was extremely essential to know as I was excitedly planning the nursery. The first step to colour the room itself made us halt and we had no idea. Friends, Relatives kept giving their suggestions based on how I progressed through my pregnancy. I had no morning sickness at all so they told me it was going to be a boy. Or the fact that my tummy grew forward not sideways as in the case of a baby girl.
Some who weren’t very sure said to drop some salt on my hair and the first person’s name I took the same gender would be born to me. Nonsense, I would have killed the person who did that to me for sure (blame it on my pregnancy hormones). Honestly, if we wanted we could have found out but we really wanted it to be a surprise. Medical advancement allows you to know the sex of the baby with almost surety.
Another reason why sex prediction myths persist is that sometimes they can appear to be right. When you’re looking at 50/50 odds, predictions are bound to come true half the time. And surprisingly, at least a couple of these methods do have some evidence to back them up.
If a pregnant woman craves sweets she is expecting a boy, if its sour food that she wants then it’s a girl. But a pregnant woman can certainly have morning sickness, even bad morning sickness, when she’s carrying a boy. So no, you can’t count on it being a girl if you’ve got serious morning sickness. Everyone from your Grandma to the stranger in your gynaecologist’s waiting room — are suggesting a variety of approaches to influence the sex of your unborn child.
These myths are largely followed and as per the odds they turn out to be true for quite a few as well. These methods are not 100% fool proof and there is still scope for error. These are old wives tales and not really proven true.
However, some scientific studies also show how to predict the gender of your baby:-
- Breakfast – Research show that pregnant woman who had cereals for breakfast as compared to other expecting moms who did not had baby boys.
- Different Sex Positions – Try missionary for girls and rear position for a baby boy.
- DNA Tests – The mother’s blood can also accurately detect the baby’s sex, but because of their high cost, these tests are only used in specialized laboratories, not commercially.
- Timing your Intercourse – If you time it closer to your menstrual cycle higher chances of you having a boy as compared to further away for a baby girl.
- Ultrasound – The most accurate way to determine the gender of your baby to be.
- Baby’s Heart Rate – Your baby’s heart rate can determine the sex of the baby, if the rate is higher it is a girl if lower a boy. Of course the baby’s heart rate changes during various stages of pregnancy so it can’t be accurate.
Whatever the gender girl or boy, one should ask for a healthy and happy baby. And whatever you get, treasure it and be grateful to GOD.
P.S – Since we never got to know the gender prior I painted the nursery a bright yellow and radiant orange.
Have you tried predicting your baby gender?
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