Besides baby showers, room shopping and baby naming one of the most exciting parts of having a baby is finding out whether it is a boy or a girl.
Gender guessing has become one of the most popular targets of wives tales and myths. You may have heard some of these questions before…
- Do you feel like orange juice in the morning?
- Often feel like throwing up?
- Have an overly sensitive belly button?
- Feeling particularly moody?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, congratulations, you’re having a girl. Or so the tell-tales go. You should prepare for a boy if you…
- Get cold feet
- Have dry as opposed to smooth skin
- Have thick and glossy hair
- And have your linea nigra ending above the belly button
Other popular myths include:
- Whether you feel like savoury foods such as pickles or cheese during the night or crave ice cream
- Carry to the front or carry high
- And whether your right or left breast swells more
These being indicative of a boy and girl respectively. Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye on the grandmother’s hair. If she greys, it’s a bouncing boy.
Some of these bizarre tales have been passed down from different cultures. For example, Germany gave birth to the idea that if a pregnant woman feels sleepier than usual a girl is on the cards, whereas sleeplessness is a sign of a boy. On the other side of the world in the Philippines, if a mother grows ‘prettier’ during the pregnancy she bears a girl, while if she’s considered ‘uglier than usual’ she’s gifted a boy.
Of course, take all with a grain of salt. There is yet to be proof on factual basis, nor a proper method used in putting these theories to the test. Yet, they can make for a great guessing game until you reach the long-awaited forty-week mark.
There’s no denying that finding out the gender of your baby is a milestone in itself. Let Gumtree help you begin your hunt for the list of baby things that you’ll be needing in the not too distant future, including:
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