5 Ways Pregnancy Symptoms Predict Gender

If you are pregnant and probably don’t want to know the gender of your baby through ultrasound, there are, however, other ways to find out.

Many consider these methods to be old wives tales but there seems to always be some level of truth to these tales. However, don’t celebrate just yet unless you get to know the gender through a scan or blood test for sure!

Research shows many women found pregnancy differently depending on whether they were carrying a boy or girl. The researchers found that women carrying girls had heightened inflammatory response than those carrying boys. There are many clues to find if you are carrying a boy or a girl.

5 Ways Pregnancy Symptoms Predict Gender

1. Carrying Low Or High?

The old wives tale says that if you are carrying low or down in the front – it’s a boy, and if it’s high and wide in the middle then it’s a girl. Also, if your pregnancy weight is all around the waist, it might be a girl. If you are petite and have a good posture this might not

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work well for you. The muscles in your body relax as your body expands to hold the growing fetus. If you have good and strong muscles, the bump will look high; and if your muscles are soft and weak, bump might hang low. With every pregnancy, you will notice the bump going further low, this is due to the muscles.

2. Morning Sickness

Moms-to-be of girls tend to complain of morning sickness more. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Severe morning sickness in the beginning of pregnancy indicates that you are having a girl. The hormones produced in the body by a baby girl during pregnancy could make you feel nauseous as compared to baby boys. However, this is not foolproof and don’t go by this thumb rule and end up buying stuff for your baby too soon.

3. Baby’s Heart Rate

At your next antenatal visit, count the heart rate of your little one to know the gender. You are more likely to have a baby girl if the heart rate is above 140 beats per minute and if it’s under 140

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beats per minute, it must be a boy. There is no existing evidence to hold this theory of finding the gender through fetal heart rate. Although this prediction is harmless and easy, it might not always work.

4. Hair Growth

Is the hair growing faster than normal and you are having nightmarish times to shave – probably, it’s a boy. If you have luscious, thick, strong, and envious hair then it’s a boy. Is your nail strong and thick? Maybe, it’s a boy. During pregnancy, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in the body are more than they normally would. Hair growth and the lack there off is because of these hormones.

5. Cravings

Are you raiding your refrigerator in the middle of the night for some sugary treats? It’s most likely that you are carrying a girl. And if you dig into salty foods like potato chips, popcorn, and pretzels, it’s a boy. But do not believe this tale as it’s not completely true. Cravings only relate to particular deficiencies, but cravings during pregnancy are something to do wit the sense of smell. Research suggests

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moms-to-be carrying boys tend to eat more and it is related to the surging testosterone through the pregnant body.

Finding Out The Gender

The old wives tales is a fun way to find out the gender, but if you really want to know your baby’s gender, go for an ultrasound at 20 weeks of pregnancy. A Non-Invasive Prenatal Test which examines the fragments of the baby’s DNA in the mother’s blood stream can show the gender. This is an accurate and not a harmful way to find the gender of the baby.

However, if you don’t want to find the gender during pregnancy then just wait till you give birth!