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Gender Myths

The Top Five Gender Myths

The second you start showing, random people offer their unsolicited opinions on what the baby's sex will be. I couldn't put the kibosh on the predictions, since I didn't know the sex until I delivered. Sometimes it was fun to hear people take a gander, but often it was bizarre and unwelcome.

Let's see if you know these common myths for gender guessing.

The Top Five Gender Myths

It is said that if a mother-to-be is carrying low, she is due to have a ______________.

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PinkiePinkie PinkiePinkie 9 years
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 9 years
5/5 :) I don't know how true they are, but when my mom was pregnant with me, she carried me up high and when she was pregnant with my brother, she carried him very low.
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 9 years
5/5... Wow, I don't have any kids but have read about all of the myths.
sundrops sundrops 9 years
Hahaha these were so true with my boys, and true with the people I have seen who have had girls. I guess they're the majority but not absolute.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
shucks only 2 right.....and i knew my stuff...oh well
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I didn't find out until my son was born so everyone I knew and even those I didn't were always offering up their theories. It was kinda fun.
ellenmarie ellenmarie 9 years
haha. All five of these myths have come into conversation at work with my friend who is expecting. It's hilarious.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
ive heard of the ring on the string over the belly
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Some of the tales do have some basis in reality, they're just nowhere near foolproof. Like a girl is likely to be carried higher because the female sperm live longer, resulting in a later conception. But that certainly doesn't mean a boy can't be carried high. And the female heartrate on average is faster, but again not a guarantee. My boys were both in the 160s and my girl in the 130s. I did have a lot of the girl tales this last time. I was sicker a lot longer, my nose didn't spread, I carried her really high, etc. But I was stil convinced she was a boy until they pulled her out. *lol*
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
I live in SF where the asian population is high and it seemed that they all had there own way of predicting the gender of my baby. I knew I was having a girl so often they would look at me a claim, ah that is a boy, and I could smile and politely say, no it's a girl. I also carried her extremely low, constantly throwing people off.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
*fast heartbeat* sorry
anniekim anniekim 9 years
I have always heard the ring thing the same way as kikidawn--over the belly with a wedding ring. Re: the heart rate--with my current pregnancy even my nurse/midwife and OB/gyn have listened to the fst haeart rate and said "sounds like a girl"!
jopperma jopperma 9 years
I have also heard that more severe morning sickness signals a girl baby on the way.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
I always liked the fast growing leg hair myth. :D
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
5/5!! I'm pretty surprised. I was sure that I was going to miss two of them. The necklace prediction I had always heard like this: Use a ring on a string over the pregnant belly (instead of the hand). And the ring was supposed to be your wedding ring. I had one of my sister's friends tell me she was pregnant the other day. I, of course, asked her what she was having :) She said she didn't know yet, but the heart rate was fast and so that signals a girl... I just kind of sighed and shook my head. She's only 17 so I guess she didn't realize that you can't actually tell that way.
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