Asides a pregnancy test reading ‘positive’ and realising that you are going to become a mum, one of the biggest highlights of being pregnant is deciding whether or not to find out what the sex of your baby is as the 20 week scan.
Many parents, unable to cope with the suspense of not knowing, choose to have their baby’s gender revealed during the sonogram, whilst others prefer carry on with the anticipation of the ‘unknown’.
Part of the excitement generated by the ‘not knowing’ is all the guessing that goes with it. Check out some of the most popular and fun ways to predict a baby’s gender without using a sonogram.
It’s all in the bump!
This popular gender prediction method involves analysing a pregnant lady’s bump – If it is a ‘high bump’ it’s a girl, if it’s a ‘low bump’ then it’s a boy!
The heart rate
From the second trimester onwards a midwife will listen to the heart beat rate of the foetus. Rumours have it that a baby girl has a heart beat rate of 140 plus beats a minute, whilst little boys have a heart beat rate of 140 or lower.
Chinese Birth Chart
This popular technique in predicting the gender of a baby involves looking on a Chinese Birth Chart and using the mother’s age at conception with the month conception took place to determine whether what the baby’s sex is!
If you have morning sickness it basically means that you’re having a boy and if you don’t well you must be having a girl! – According to legend that is!
This popular old wives tale has been in existence for many decades and basically insists that if you are carrying a girl you have cravings for sweet food and if you are carrying a boy you have a preference for sour snacks.