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.
How low can you go
If your belly seems to be carrying your baby low, then you are more likely to be having a boy. If you’re carrying high and all out in front, then prepare for a girl.
- Legends say that if you are having a little girl, she’ll steal your beauty. So, if you’ve got acne and other not-so-pretty skin blemishes, you’ve got a little princess coming your way.
- Dry hands and cold feet are signs of a boy. So, if you’ve got these ailments, break out the baby blue.
- Do you have a dark line, known as Linea Nigra, extending from your navel to your pubic bone? Then you are likely to be having a girl. But if this line reaches upwards from your pubic bone to below your ribcage, then you are probably going to have a boy.
- Likewise, if your areolas surrounding your nipples are very dark, then blame those boy genes.
Does my nose look big in this?
Have your suddenly become more conscious of your nose? Does it look, well, just a bit bigger than it used to? According to the old wives club, then this is because you’re having a boy. We can only hope that if this one’s true, that the poor mother’s nose goes back to its normal size once that little man is born.
It’s All in the Ring Swing
Here’s a fun one— take off your wedding ring, tie it to a piece of string, and hang it over your belly. If it swings in a circle, you are promised a boy; back and forth indicates a girl.
Be Still My Heart
Your baby’s heart rate might be an indicator of its gender. If your little one’s heart rate is under 140 beats per minute, you’re having a little boy. If it’s over, get ready for your little girl!
Age Isn’t Just a Number
Chinese birth charts use your age at conception and the month you conceived to determine the sex of your baby.
The Mayans used a similar method. They looked at your age at conception and the year your baby was conceived. If both are even or odd, it’s a girl. If one is even and one is odd, oh baby — it’s a boy!
Make way for a girl if you’re rushing to the bathroom. If you’re stricken with a queasy stomach during your first trimester, think ribbons and bows. If you sail through your pregnancy, it’s blue all the way.