When you’re pregnant, you can find out the baby gender with the help of simple ultrasound, although sometimes they can fail. But is it possible that here are other ways we can use to find out the gender of our baby (remember that an ultrasound is not relevant until you reach a certain point in your pregnancy)? Can a wedding ring reveal the gender of the baby in your belly? If your belly is upwards does that mean you’re going to have a daughter? Probably not 100% true, but it is fun and funny to try these things, these superstitions invented by people. Nonetheless, if you’re not a fan of trying them out, there will most probably be a lot of women around you wanting to help you find out the gender of your baby.
Some unscientific methods that exist have given surprising results so it’s worth trying them out, at least out of curiosity. So, let’s have a look at some of the most popular superstition regarding baby gender.
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1. The baby heartbeat test
After having an ultrasound taken you know that is the pulse of the baby. Superstitions say that if the baby’s pulse is over 140, then you’re going to have a little baby girl, and if the pulse is below 140, then prepare yourself with a lot of blue clothes because you’re having a boy. Unfortunately, this theory does not take into account the fact that the baby’s heart rate can vary throughout pregnancy.
In general, the pulse of a small baby is very low at first and begins to grow after 9 weeks, then slowly declines. If you apply the above mentioned theory in the first nine weeks of pregnancy, then all pregnant women would be expecting girls. It applies to various intermediate stages of pregnancy, not just in the beginning.
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2. The wedding ring test
Haven’t you ever heard of this “bulletproof” method of determining baby gender? Rumor has it that the way a wedding ring behaves above your belly can tell if you’re having a boy or a girl. Take a wedding ring and tie it with a thin thread. Move the ring over the belly and wait. See if the ring moves like a pendulum, left right, or circular. If the motion is in a circle, you are having a girl, and if the ring moves left and right, it’s a boy. At least the first method sounded a bit more scientific.
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3. The position of the belly
Another way of establishing baby gender according to superstitious methods is the way the belly is oriented. If the belly is up, it means you’re having a girls, and if the belly is lower, it means you’re having a boy.
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4. The watermelon versus basketball test
After reading this you’re going to say you’ve heard it all. If you look like you swallowed a watermelon, so you are having a girl. If you look like you swallowed a basketball and you have a round and uniform.
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5. The “Mommy, you look radiant” test
Do you look radiant and have a beautiful, shiny skin? Then you are having a boy. It is said then when you have a girl, she “steals” a lot of the glow from her mother. So, if you feel like you had better skin days before getting pregnant, you’re going to have someone to share make-up with.
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6. The cravings test
We’re not sure how this works exactly because all pregnant women (and not just pregnant) have cravings. But superstitions say that if you crave something sweet, you are going to have a sweet baby girl. If you crave something sour, especially pickles, you are having yourself a baby boy.
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7. The Chinese method
The Chinese are involved in all things, from high tech technology to experimental drugs, so they must have an opinion in establishing baby gender. The Chinese have come up with a sort of calculator that determines the sex of your baby according to the date of birth of the parents and the time when the baby was conceived. There are a lot of online resources you can use. Not only that, but some people use this method to establish the gender of their baby in advance. So you know for sure that if you conceive in a certain month of a certain year, you’re going to have the baby of your dreams. A lot of people use this method, especially those who believe in astrology. Science or plain nonsense?
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8. Maternal intuition test
It is said that most women have a sixth sense when it comes to the gender of the baby they are carrying. So what do you feel you’re going to have: a boy or a girl? Intuition or not, this test doesn’t have a high success rate since the so-called intuition may be clouded by the mother’s actual desires.
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9. The black line test
During pregnancy, most women experience the appearance of colored areas on certain parts of their body. A black line usually appears on the belly, which starts from the navel to the pubic area. Don’t think that it is dark black, but just a discoloration. If the line runs from the navel down, then it’s a boy.If the line is shorter or you don’t have one at all, then you are going to have boy.
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10. The daddy gets fat test
This is no laughing matter. It’s a very common fact that fathers experience pregnancy symptoms such as weight gain, nausea, insomnia and mood swings. The condition is called Couvade syndrome and you will be surprised to know that 90 percent of men experience at least one pregnancy-like symptom. There are also severe manifestation of the Couvade syndrome, a man actually experiencing abdominal pains when his wife went into labor. Probably it’s God’s way of letting us know we are not alone during pregnancy.
Back to our baby gender issue. So, if the man puts on some pounds out of sympathy for his pregnant partner, it is said you are having a boy, and if the father do not get fat, then you’re having a girl.
Do you know and other superstitions about establishing baby gender?