The Shape of Your Belly
This is an age-old method to find out whether you are carrying a boy or girl. Mostly used by gypsies and grandmothers it is said to be pretty accurate.
– It is a girl if your belly is high and roundish like a watermelon. When walking, the weight of the belly seems to be balanced more on the back.
– It is a boy if your belly is low and pointed. In fact, many would say the when a woman is carrying a boy her belly often looks like a baseball. When you walk it looks like all your weight is pulling you front.
Fetal Heart Rate
Supposedly, if your unborn baby’s heart rate is above 140 beats per minute, you’re carrying a girl, and lower means a boy. But is it fact?
Several medical studies have tested the theory.
The truth is, heart rate in early pregnancy is not be a reliable indicator of your baby’s sex. Heart rate is an unpredictable way to determine the sex of your baby because the number of beats per minute varies depending on different scenarios. For example, the number of beats can differ from one prenatal visit to the next. Your baby’s activity level and age can influence how quickly her heart beats, which means a baby’s heart rate can be different at different parts of the day regardless of gender.
Wedding ring test
This test involves threading a wedding ring onto a thread or piece of hair. Hold the dangling ring over the pregnant belly of mum-to-be while she is lying down. If the ring swings back and forth like a pendulum, she is carrying a boy. If the ring swings in a strong circular motion, she is carrying a girl. No hard science supports this test beyond wishful thinking!
The Food Cravings and Habits
What you crave to eat can be a good pointer to whether you are carrying a baby boy or baby girl:
– If you are craving for milk, meat, protein, cheese you are carrying a boy. You also crave for sour and/or salty food and have aversion for sweets. If you eat garlic, the smell would emanate from your skin.
– If you are rather craving for fruit than cooked food it is most likely you are carrying a baby girl. You would crave for orange smell and love orange juice. You suddenly develop a craving for sweet