The only way to be sure about your baby’s gender is through genetic testing. Your gynae should be able to tell you with some certainty when your baby’s genitals are in a viewable position. However there were cases whereby the baby came out a different gender when the gynae has confirmed the gender all through the pregnancy, over every antenatal appointments!
Can we tell if we are having a boy or girl? Here we compiled 7 old wives tales on gender predictions. You’ve probably already heard some of it, if not all. They probably won’t be accurate but it sure is fun!
1. Carrying high or low
You won’t be able to get through pregnancy without hearing this. Legend has it that if you’re carrying your bump high, you’re pregnant with a girl. If your bump sits low, you’ll be welcoming a boy.
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2. Beautiful and glowing, or tired and dull?
Some old wives thought it was possible to predict the sex of the baby based on how the mother looked. If people are telling you just how beautiful, glowing and blooming you are now, you could be carrying a boy. If people are looking at you commenting how you look so tired and asking if you’re feeling okay, it’s probably a daughter.
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3. Round or sharp bump
This is one of the most common way people used to tell the gender of your baby that even strangers would look at you and tell you if you’re pregnant with a girl or a boy. “Your belly is so sharp and you don’t look pregnant from the back, you must be carrying a boy!” or “You have such a round belly, you must be having a girl!”
4. The linea nigra
Rumour has it that if the line continues above your belly button, you’re having a boy. If it finishes below your belly button, you have a girl bun in your oven. Hah! Definitely not true in my case!
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5. Skin complexion
Carrying a boy is said to give you dry skin, so if you’re enjoying silky smooth skin, you could be expecting a little girl.
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6. Glossy or dull hair
If your hair becomes thick and glossy, you’re carrying a boy. If your hair is so dull and limp that you look like you’ve been without running water for quite some time, it’s a girl.
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Acne during pregnancy hints that you’re having a girl. A perfect complexion could be a sign that you’re expecting a boy.