7 Myths About Baby Gender Prediction
Are you curious about the gender of the little tenant that rented your uterus for the next 9 months?
Even from the beginning of time, those who are about to become parents have tried to guess if the baby that they are waiting for is a girl or a boy. We`ll throw some light on 7 of the most common myths about the predication of the baby`s gender.
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“A heart rate of up to 140 beats per minute means that you`ll have a boy, while a hear rate of over 140 rates per minutes means that you`ll have a girl.”
Although this particular myth has circulated for decades, there`s only one scientific study to support it. In 1994, a study at the University of Kentucky has reached to the conclusion that the heart rate of the fetus can be used to correctly predict the gender of a future baby with an accuracy of almost 91% for male fetuses and 74% for female fetuses.
Any other studies made before or after this one, has reached the opposite conclusion – that the heart rate cannot be used to predict a baby`s gender.
“If you wear the baby up, then it`s a girl. If you wear it down, then it`s a boy.”
If you managed to pass through the entire 9 months without anyone trying to predict the gender of your baby based on the shape of your belly, then you are lucky!
A lot of people give confidence to a myth from folklore, which claims that boys are worn down or towards the front of the belly because they need more independence, while girls are worn closer to the mother`s body because they need more protection – this is the origin of this particular myth. – Read more!
“If you experience severe morning sickness, you`ll have a girl.”
Theories as this one are heard for thousands of years, but a recent study has put even more fuel on the fire.
Some Swedish researchers have discovered that 56% from pregnant women hospitalized with severe morning sickness have given birth to a girl. Even if this study seams to prove something, something which led to more than a few arguments circulated among obstetricians, the results aren`t really definitive. – More info!
“If the baby is very active, then you`ll have a boy.”
Here`s another theory based on some assumptions of gender, while women are more peaceful on this matter.
What this theory doesn`t take into consideration is that all fetal movements that a woman sense is a matter of perception. If she “runs” every day with various physical activities, it`s possible for her not to be able to fell more than only the strong kicks of the baby. – Check this out!
“If you crave for sweets, then you`ll have a girl. If you crave for salty, then it will be a boy.” While it may have been very convenient to figure it out if you`ll have a girl only because you crave for some chocolate, there isn`t any concrete evidence that cravings are somehow connected to the gender of your child. In reality, some people still have doubts that cravings even exist! So don`t rely on your cravings, real or not, if you want to know if you`ll need to buy pink or blue clothes.
“If a wedding ring hanging over your belly moves in circle, you`ll have a girl. If it moves forward and back, you`ll have a boy.”
This particular method of predicting the gender of the child functions exact like a crystal ball. The micro-muscle tremors, over which you have no control, cause the ring to move in a certain direction – a sensation which may seem weird, but which won`t tell you anything about your future baby`s gender.
Chinese Conception Calendar
“The Chinese conception calendar may tell you if you`ll have a boy or a girl.”
The Chinese conception calendar is an idea of a scientific man from the 13th century, which pretends that can predict the gender of your future child through the connection between your age, the conception month and of your baby`s gender. If this has a pretty good reputation in China (having a pretty good accuracy), the tests performed in USA didn`t proven to be positive.
So, if these myths fail constantly, why do we continue to revive them again and again?
According to experts, there are 2 factors which appear in these cases: the first one is that you have a 50/50 chance to be right every time you try to predict the gender of your future baby; the second one is that there are more chances to remember the successes and not the failures.
Our advice! If one of these tests will convince you to fill a wardrobe with pink dresses, be sure you can do something with them in case of failure!