Old Wives’s Tales for Baby Gender

Have you heard of Old wive’s tales for determining the sex of the baby? When you become pregnant knowing the gender becomes the most exciting thing.  You will constantly plagued by the question is it a boy or is it a girl?, You probably at times find yourself wondering what it would be like to have a girl or what would it be like to have a boy.  Many of your friends and family members will come up to you and say  “ Oh I’m sure it’s a boy” or “although I’m sure it’s a girl.” Especially amongst the older generation old wives tales have said that there are certain tests that can be done to help you guess the gender.

Even though these tests are believed to give you an accurate answer scientific evidence has nowadays proven otherwise.  Nonetheless it is still fun to carry out these tests and they can be considered as a fun way of guessing the gender.

These are the type of questions that you would be asked during these quizzes

  •  How’s the baby being carried in the middle, high or low?
  • Is the baby’s father gaining weight, or staying the same?
  • What moment of the day was it when the baby was being conceived?
  • How is your diet, whether it’s rich in potassium or rich in magnesium or both?
  • What position where you in when the baby was being conceived?
  • Have you been experiencing any morning sickness at all or nausea throughout the day?
  • What underwear does the father prefer to wear?
  • Have you been getting any heartburn at all during the pregnancy?
  • How fast is the baby’s heart rate?

Depending on the answers to questions provided above, it will be possible to guess whether the child is a boy or a girl.  I calculation is drawn from the above answers.

Have fun guessing the gender of the baby before the actual ultrasound or DNA test.

Many women like to have a go at guessing the gender of baby while pregnant.  These games can be quite fun especially before the time has come where it’s possible to do either an ultrasound  or a DNA baby gender test. Of course these quizzes will not give you an accurate answer. In reality it is a 50/50 chance of having either a boy or a girl.  But no matter how inaccurate these tests are it is still fun to guess the gender and then compare the outcome with the actual results given during an ultrasound test or a DNA test. Ultrasounds are pretty accurate at determining the baby gender after 17 weeks of pregnancy and since ultrasounds form an important part of your antenatal visits, you can simply ask the specialist to also tell you the sex of the baby.

So, is really possible to obtain an accurate baby gender result with this test?

These techniques were used to guess the gender of the baby, as curiosity was always a factor during pregnancy.  Of course not having the technology we have today there was no other choice but to create something that could give them an indication of whether it’s a boy or a girl.  That is how come nowadays we call them old wives tales or myths missed as they had been made up by that older generation. It must have driven them crazy in those days not enough of the whole nine months whether you’re just about to have a boy or a girl.

Today we can count ourselves lucky that we are able to tap into new technologies that enable us to detect gender at early stages during the pregnancy.  Especially with the new DNA baby gender test were it’s possible to detect the gender even as early as nine weeks and even when the baby is positioned in an ideal way that enables detection through ultrasound.

So, which is the most accurate baby gender test?

The DNA baby gender test is carried out in a highly accredited testing laboratory.  This is an advanced scientific technique where the actual DNA of the baby is detected in the mother’s sample.   Testing can be carried out on either a blood or a urine sample.  DNA testing companies offer the possibility of doing this test from comfort of your own home through an at home sample collection kit with guided instructions and organized delivery of the sample itself to the lab.  The test itself is carried out through a process called the “Polymerase chain reaction” or “PCR.”  The scope behind this test is to detect any Y Chromosome presence in the sample.  The presence of the Y Chromosome indicates a boy whilst the lack of Y-chromosome indicates a girl.