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Is it a boy? Or is it a girl? Let the old wives tell you!

When I was pregnant with my daughter I was supposed to not find out the gender. I say "supposed to" because that ended up
Girl or Boy Graphic. Thirsties
not happening at our ultrasound (it was my fault but that's a story for another time). Before my 20 week ultrasound I conducted practically every gender prediction test out there on myself. It was a fun little experiment and to be honest the majority of the tests were spot on. I thought I'd tell you the tests that I did and then you can tell me which ones you've tried. Chinese Pregnancy Calendar - I have to admit, I planned my first pregnancy and second based on this calendar. A former co-worker introduced it to me years before I even conceived my first and she swore that as odd as it may sound, the results were correct for her. I've only known one person it was incorrect for. Click here to figure out if it was correct for you. They say you should use your Chinese lunar age when you do this because supposedly it's more accurate. I never did that and it was accurate for both of my pregnancies! Penny Test - This one sounds crazy and it's a little gross it was correct for predicting the gender of my daughter. Basically you spit on a penny and stick it to the wall. If it stays on the wall you'll be welcoming a little girl into the world. If it falls off of the wall, you'll be painting that baby room blue. You do have to do the test in the first trimester though and I believe that it's more accurate if it's done before week ten. Ring on a String - Tie a ring or thread a needle on a string and have someone hold it over your pregnant belly. If the ring moves in a circular motion then it's a girl. If it swings back and forth like the pendulum of a clock then you'll be having a boy. Baking Soda - This is also known as the Drano test because you can do this with Drano, however, that is dangerous so I'm not advising it. What you'll want to do is pee in a cup and then add baking soda to the filled cup; if it fizzes then it's a boy. No fizzle? Then it's a girl. Heartbeat - This was correct for both of my children, however, I have known a quite a few people that this was wrong for. If the heartbeat is below 145 then it's a boy and anything higher then it's a girl. Those are just a few of the many old wives tales that are out there for gender prediction tests. Like I said, sometimes they're right and sometimes they aren't. If you're like me and you want to know right away give it a try and have fun. What gender prediction tests have you done? What were your results? Was it right?
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27 comments

  • My husbands grandma was our predictor. She said she knew I was pregnant before we had told anyone (I was only about 9 weeks pregnant and I had absolutely no symptoms so I don’t know how she knew). When we decided not to find out the gender and she said she knew it was a girl and of course she was right.

    Samantha Yoder on
  • Chinese calendar got 3/3 for me, but, like a commenter above, when my husband looked it up before we knew the sex, it was wrong all three times. Maybe he didn’t know where to look it up. ;-)

    These are fun things, but I always tell people “well, it’s got a 50/50 chance of being right!”

    Stephanie on
  • The old wives tale test with the ring on a thread was right for my first pregnancy, but it had a 50/50 chance ;)

    Melanie on
  • My mother tells me her doctor swore up and down I was a boy based on my lower heart rate. I clearly am not. lol
    I didn’t try to guess with my son. He made it pretty obvious in later ultrasounds what he was… But I’m hoping for a girl next time around. Maybe I’ll try some of these just for giggles. ;)

    Laura on
  • none of the old wives tricks worked for either of my pregnancy! guess i’m hard to read lol!

    Lindsey on

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