Baby Gender Prediction:10 MYTHS YOU MUSTN’T BELIEVE

Bayo Ajibola

Baby Gender Prediction. There are many old wives’ tales on pregnancy, including those on gender prediction.  Most of these are superstitious and aren’t based on scientific facts.  If you’re anxious to know the sex of your baby, then an ultrasound will offer you the most accurate assessment.

Baby Gender Prediction

Here are 10 of those gender-predicting myths and the truth behind each:

(1)        A lower bump means it’s a boy; a higher bump, it’s a girl.

The way you carry your unborn has nothing to do with gender. Muscle, uterine tone and the baby’s position dictate how you carry.  Moreover, stomach muscles have a tendency to become more elastic with each pregnancy.

(2)        If the foetal heart rate is under 140 beats per minute (BPM), it’s a boy.

There’s no difference between foetal heart rates for boys and girls. The rates in both sexes vary with the growth and movement of the foetus.  A baby girl’s heart rate is usually faster than a boy’s only after the onset of labour.

(3)        Darker areolae indicate a boy.

An increase in the hormones secreted by the placenta and ovaries and the melanocyte-stimulating hormone (which regulates skin pigmentation) cause dark areas of the body to become more pronounced in most pregnant women.

(4)        Pick up a key by its long end, then a boy is on his way. Grab it by the short end,it’s a girl.

Couldn’t it mean that one end was just closer than the other?

(5)        Hang your wedding ring from a string over your belly. If the ring swings back and forth, your baby is a boy. If it swings around in a circle, then it’s a girl.

The fact is if you hang your ring over any object or person, it’s going to swing.

(6)        If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl.

Acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones in the body.

(7)        If your pee is bright yellow, you’ll have a boy.  If it’s dull yellow, it’s a girl. 

Perhaps this just means you’ve been drinking more water.

(8)        The shape and fullness of your face during pregnancy can indicate your baby’s sex.

The fact is women naturally put on weight in pregnancy. For many people weight gain shows up first in their faces, while for others it goes straight to the hips and thighs.

(9)        If you love eating the end crusts off a loaf of bread, then you’re having a boy.  If not, you’re having a girl.

Again, it may be because you just don’t like them.

(10)      Extra weight out front means a girl; weight around the hips and bottom indicates a boy.

If a woman has a short torso, there’s no place for the baby to grow but out. A long torso may mean roomier accommodations for a baby, making it less likely for a woman’s belly to bulge outward. A wide belly may just mean that the baby is sideways.Baby Gender Prediction.


Bayo Ajibola

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