When I was pregnant with my daughter I was supposed to not find out the gender. I say "supposed to" because that ended up
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?
According to the Chinese test I’m having a boy but the heartbeat one says girl. I can’t wait to find out the truth on September 30th! :)
I tried to use the Chinese Gender chart – my mom has been using it for years – but my conception date was a bit up in the air as when I guess it probably happened was right in between two months on the chart! The earlier month said “girl” and the later month said “boy” and we’re having a boy, so maybe we conceived later. Hard to tell!
When I was pregnant we did the Chinese calendar test and it was correct. That was the only predictive test we did though. Of course everyone swore up and down that based on how I was carrying it had to be a boy, which it was, but I wonder about that one as well.
I did the whole heart beat, is the belly high or low, and chinese gender predictor. And it was wrong. I have 2 girls, I carried one really high, the other really low. One had a faster heartbeat and one slower. Also with both babies the chinese gender predictor said I was having a boy.
On Thursday, I should be able to do heart beat test at my appointment.
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