Unusual Ways to Predict Baby Gender


pregnant woman and husbandThe method people most do when predicting the gender of babies is by seeing the belly shape of the pregnant woman. But there are some other methods that are unusual in predicting baby gender based on some natural signs.

However Ultrasonography (USG) is the best way to detect the gender of a baby in the womb. Some ways out of the ultrasound is widely considered only a myth, but many are proved accurate.

Here are some unusual natural way to predict baby gender according to TheSun:

1. Body weight of the Father
Myth: If the husband’s body weight increases during pregnancy, then the baby will be a girl, whereas if the weight is the same or reduced the baby will be a boy.

Fact: A study in Denmark proved most men do not gain weight when his wife is pregnant with boys. The cause is not known, which is obvious is that only 5 among 100 men who will become more obese when his wife is pregnant with a boy.

2. Cravings
Myth: Women who are pregnant with girls more frequently crave sweet foods, including chocolate, while if they are pregnant with boys, they more often crave salty foods.

Fact: There is no data to prove this myth, the theories links food choices when cravings with nutritional needs. For example, when the body needs more salt,mothers will crave salty foods.

3. Mother face shape
Myth: If the shape of the face becomes more round then most likely it will be a girl.

Fact: Nearly all women experience weight gain during pregnancy so their face became more rounded, no matter if the child is a boy or girl.

A research in France proves acne is more related to the gender of the baby. In the study, 90 percent of pregnant women with acne on their face are more likely to deliver girls.

4. Heartbeat
Myth: Women who contain a baby boy have an average heartbeat under 140/menit, while if they contain a baby girl their heartbeat is above 140/menit.

Fact: Studies have shown babies of women do tend to have higher heart rate, but those differences can only be measured after the baby is born.

5. Breast size difference
Myth: If the right breast is larger then the baby is a boy, if the left breast is bigger then the baby is a girl.

Fact: hormonal changes and milk production makes the size of breasts larger during pregnancy. But there is no evidence that differences in the size of left and right breast is associated with infant gender.

6. Morning sickness
Myth: If the morning sicknes experienced by pregnant women is very severe, most likely it will be a daughter. Conversely if you do not experience morning sickness or not too severe, the possibility is a baby boy.

Fact: The difference hormones produced by the fetus of women and men is suspected of triggering the differences in the perceived degree of morning sickness. Research in Sweden between the years 1987-1995 proved that the myth is true.

7. Temperatures of the foot
Myth: If a pregnant mother’s foot often feels cold as ice, chances are the baby is a boy.

Fact: Researcher from Germany, Dr Alexander Nachnamen confirms this myths. Women who are pregnant with boy babies more often suffer from circulatory disorders so that her feet are cold when touched.

8. Mother’s instinct
Myth: The mother’s prediction of the baby’s gender is usually more accurate than their husbands or other relatives.

Fact: The most accurate guess of course isbased on the results of ultrasonography. But if you rely on instinct, 71 percent guessed by a prospective mothers is always correct.