by Sarah on 24. October 2011 in
Here I sit, 18 weeks pregnant, and the gender predictions have begun! It’s baby number two for me, and being the planner that I am, there is no doubt that I will be finding out the sex of my baby. Just a couple of weeks to go… and the blessed ultrasound appointment should tell us what we can expect!
Curiosity has gotten the best of me this week… and for sheer entertainment… I’ve been looking up different forms of predicting baby’s gender. There certainly isn’t a lack of options out there to try out!
Check out these Gender Myths…
You’re Likely Having a Girl If…
:: You are carrying baby high.
:: You crave sweets.
:: Mommy’s face is round, full, and rosy.
:: You find yourself with more acne than normal.
:: Your belly is the shape of a watermelon.
:: You crave orange juice.
You’re Likely Having a Boy If…
:: You are carrying baby low.
:: You crave salty or sour foods.
:: Your feet feel colder than usual.
:: You experience little to no morning sickness.
:: Your belly is the shape of a basketball.
And some other popular methods for predicting baby’s gender:
Chinese Gender Chart
Combine mom’s birth date with conception/due date for a prediction on gender! Go here to give it a try!
Old Wives Tales Gender Predictor
15 questions, based on Old Wives Tales, to determine boy or girl. Go here to try one out.
Baby’s Heart Rate
It has been suggested that baby’s fetal heart rate can give you a clue as to gender. 140 beats per minute or higher suggests a girl. Fewer than 140 beats per minute suggests a boy.
Needle or Wedding Ring Gender Prediction Test
They say that all you need is to take a needle or wedding ring attached to thread. Hold it over the belly of pregnant mommy who islying down. If you see a strong circular motion- baby is a girl. If the motion is back-and forth-baby is a boy.
Online Gender Prediction Quizzes
You will find quizzes all over the internet, all similar to the one found here, that will combine your answers to determine the most likely gender of your baby.
Urine Analysis Tests
There are a variety of brands that offer at home gender prediction tests. These tests run an analysis on the hormones in your urine, and process the reactions to chemicals to make a prediction of baby’s sex.
All in all, I can’t say I’m completely convinced with any of my results! But, at least they’re consistent with my mother’s intuition… I HAVE NO CLUE! I will say… these tests were entertaining, to say the least!
Whether you plan to find out your baby’s gender with a typical ultrasound, more unconventional ways, or decide not to find out until delivery day…at least nearly all of Oilo’s products are gender neutral!