Predict your Baby’s Gender

Posted by Amanda Grace on March 14, 2015

One of the most exciting doctor appointments for expectant parents occurs somewhere around the 5th month. This visit is the one that reveals whether you’ll be decorating in pink or blue. Will you have a boy or a girl? About 50 to 65% of all parents learn the gender of their baby before it is born rather than wait nine grueling months to find out.

Some couples prefer to have either a boy or a girl while most parents simply want a baby with 10 toes, 10 fingers and all of its organs in place. If you are hoping for a bundle of joy in blue or pink, take a look at these 7 ways that you can help predict the gender of your unborn baby.

1. Heart Rate

One method of determining whether you are carrying a boy or a girl is by monitoring the heart rate of the baby. Many parents and grandparents swear by this method. If your baby has a heart rate less than 140 beats per minute, you are having a boy. The baby with a heart rate of 140 beats per minute or greater, you are having a girl. There’s no scientific evidence proving this theory works, but it is certainly fun to play around with. It has proven correct for many parents.

2. Ultrasound

Of course the ultrasound is the easiest way to determine the sex of your baby. Today’s technology has made it even easier to get an up-close-and-personal look at your baby while he or she is still in the womb, thanks to 3D and 4D ultrasound technology. In addition to this great pic of baby, the ultrasound also reveals the info that you really want. As long as baby isn’t being shy and keeping the legs closed, you will be able to determine the gender sometimes between the 18th and 26th weeks of pregnancy via ultrasound.

3. High or Low

Are you carrying your baby high or low? For generations people have said that this will easily determine the gender of your baby, and while there is no scientific proof, we think there is some truth in this theory... at least sometimes. If you are carrying high, you are said to be having a girl. If you are carrying low, it is said that you will have a little boy!

4. Chinese Gender Charts

These charts have been used in Chinese culture for more than 700 years now. It is said that the charts have an accuracy rate as high as 90% when they are correctly used. Using the Chinese gender charts determines the sex of the baby based upon the month and day of conception, along with the birth date of the mother.

5. Severe Morning Sickness

When you have severe morning sickness, it is likely that you are having a girl, at least according to traditions. The increase in morning sickness is thought to be caused by the hormones that a girl is producing. Remember, morning sickness can occur at any time of the day or night, and not just in the morning.

6. Draino Test

This is something that has been around for what seems like forever. However, we strongly suggest that you do not perform this test. There is always a risk due to the fumes of the product. The Draino test uses a combination of the drain cleaner with the mom-to-be urine inside of a jar. If the mixture turns dark brown, you are having a boy. If the mixture remains the same, a girl is on the way.

7. Size of the Baby

Another gender prediction tool simply involves looking at the belly of the mom-to-be, and determining if she is small or big. A bigger belly usually means a boy is in the oven. Her body will also hold weight in certain areas when pregnant with a girl, such as on the buttocks.