Boy or Girl Old Wives tales

Brianna - posted on 04/25/2010 ( 45 moms have responded )

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Okay Ladies I am pregnant with number 4 and I have 3 boys so I am wondering if you guys know some of the old wives tales...
Morning sickness - Girl which I know isn't accurate because I had horrible morning sickness with my second son
Anyways my niece who cry's when anyone touches her was in LOVE with me the other day laughing smiling didn't want me to take my attention off of her which isn't normal.
Also My son wanted nothing to do with his Aunt when she was pregnant and she had a girl so does that wives tale go boys like boys girls like girls? am I explaining this right?

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Cecilia - posted on 06/25/2013

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i have 18weeks of pregnat an im so anxiuse to know what im havin i have a 19month old and this pregnacy has been soo difrent with my first i had alot of morning sicknes craving i would always want to go to sleep and on this one not much morning sicknes no craving i ncrave fruit alot im hoping for another boy but my husband wants a girl july2 is the day we find out is it a boy or girl whats yall opinion on what im having/

Momma Of 4 - posted on 07/02/2013

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NOT a wives tale!!! Equal parts of draino crystals to pee. DO IT OUTSIDE AS IT WILL SMOKE! Green/blue is a girl and brown is a boy! worked for everyone I know!

Susie - posted on 05/23/2013

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I'm also pregnant wit my 4th n have 3boys tis pregnancy has cum as a shock as I've jus turned 24last week n planned no more babies I'm 5weeks n jus got my head around it bt nw I really won't a girl I knw ill b happy once he or she is healthy bt, I've heard a lot off old wives tales....if ur left breast is larger than the other it's a girl if u get loads spots its a girl n if u crave sweet fruity ting its a girl :)) best off luck n congrats

Christine - posted on 04/09/2012

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you can't always believe in the those tales.. BUT there is something that I've done.. and I truly believe in it.. take a ring or a needle.. something metal and string it on string.. Hold it over your inner wrist and it should start moving in a circle.... after the circle is done it moves up and down or side to side... if its side to side its a girl.. if its up and down its a boy! I did it with my first and it said Girl then boy... and guess what I had a girl! and now hopefully I'll have a boy!!!!!



Either way I hope its a healthy happy baby!!! I do have my fingers crossed and hopefully an ultrasound next week to tell me what I'm having I'll letcha know!!!!!!!



OH and one more thing.. it'll tell you the sex of every child you either have or will have!

Amber - posted on 03/09/2012

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I see by your profile picture you got your girl! I am Prego now and have 3 boys and am going through the same thing that you went through in the past! it is good to see you got your girl, and it gives me a twitch of hope!!!

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Jessica - posted on 05/20/2014

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My family does the same thing. We thread a needle and put it in the end of a pencil Eraser. And hold it over your wrist. Not only will it tell u your baby your pregnant with it tells u every pregnancy from first to last. So the first one it shows u is your first child then so on. When Its done the pencil stays steady and stops moving. But same thing side to side is a girl and up n Down is a boy. It even showed me sex of a miscarriage. And that was over 10 years ago and she is on there. U can do this over pictures of you parents also and I bet it matches up with the children they had. I know thus is an old thread but I was excited to see someone else did this. Lol

Zhanleigh - posted on 05/23/2013

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With my boys according to the old wives tales they should've been girls. But one thing I could see a difference was that my pregnancy with my daughter was so easy, no morning sickness, no headaches, different cravings, they way I carried and hardly any heartburn. I knew I was going to be pregnant after we had dtd and I knew it was going to be a girl since I tried some gender swaying techniques ;)

Sally - posted on 05/14/2013

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According to every old wives tale we could find, both of my daughters were supposed to be sons. When you've got a 50/50 chance, everything is going to work often enough to make some people think it's accurate. For what it's worth, every family I know that had 3 boys and checked the gender before birth had another boy, every mom who said "I only have boys, what's the point." had a girl, but it was only 3 families each way so we're still at 50/50 chance.
And my cousins wife just broke that one.

Annette - posted on 04/12/2012

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An old wives tale I know is the ring trick. You get a wedding ring and put it on a string. Have your husband or BF hold it above your stomach and have a steady hand. Watch it move around. if it goes in circles then it means you will have a girl. If it goes side to side then its a boy. I have done this with every pregnancy of mine and all have came true. Wont hurt to try it :)

Christine - posted on 04/12/2012

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There is an online quiz you can take. Just google gender quiz. It is fun to try and guess!

Aivisan_74 - posted on 03/22/2012

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Hei there. I don't think following old wives' tales is advisable. However, calculating backwards based on your day of conception should be more accurate (but of course not 100%). Basically, based on the exact number of days you have been pregnant, you should know exactly when you conceived. If you were ovulating on that day and had sex on that day, chances are it is a boy. This is because the sperm reached the egg immediately and male sperms move faster. However, if you were NOT ovulating on that day or if you had sex a few days before, chances are it is a girl. The female sperms live longer than the male and may have hung around waiting for your egg. So it all depends on whether the ovulation period is the same as the day you had sex and conceived. Of course it is difficult to say if you guys were having intercourse nearly everyday! Oops :)

Erin - posted on 02/28/2011

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According to the tales, im having a girl.
I was only mildly sick, and I have been getting high heart rates at each visit. I definately saw a little boy on my ultrasound though!

Susan - posted on 02/23/2011

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I based my guess on a couple of things. When i was pregnant with my son (who is 1) i had no morning sickness and didnt even look pregnant until i was like 6 months along also had a dream that he was a boy. I am now pregnant with my second who is a girl (so excited!) and i havent been able to eat anything unless its sugary without feeling sick, started showing at 11 weeks ( i know thats nuts!), wasnt able to think of another boy name, and also had a dream that it was a girl! Also i tried the chinese birth calender with this pregnancy and it was right but b4 i based it completly on that i checked with my son seeing if it was right on that. I dont think old wives tales actually work too much only if u believe them really lol. Both pregnancies the baby's heartrate has been in the 150-160's.

Sharon - posted on 02/20/2011

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hahahaha Angie...oh gawd, sex is just too much effort at the moment!!!! Lucky hubby has a fear of 'poking bubs eye out' hahaha!!!

Sharon - posted on 02/20/2011

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I dunno....my first pregnancy, all the old wives tales (except heartbeat) pointed to a girl...WRONG. This time my pregnancy is the total opposite to my first, so we'll see what we end up with I guess :-)

Tina - posted on 02/19/2011

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I don't know if wives tales are true or not but they wreckon if it sits low it's boy and high it's a girl. I was low with the first one and he's a boy i'm pregnant now and when i went for the ultra sound the baby was right up under my ribs and been told they're pretty sure it's a girl. There's the ring trick where you tie your wedding/engagement ring to a string and let it hang above your stomach if it swings from side to side it's meant to be a boy if it swing in a circle it's meant to be a girl but there's no garentees you can only hope for the best goodluck

Delta - posted on 05/25/2010

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This go around the old wives tales even the chinese lunar calendar was right, they all said I was having a boy and I am having a boy

Angie - posted on 05/25/2010

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I have this theory but its my own and not from doctor's advice at all. I think that if you crave more sex during your pregnancy then you are having a boy. My reasoning is this. When carrying a boy testosterone is released into your body whereas when carrying a girl it is not. I don't know how much truth is in my theory I only just came up with it. However I remember when carrying my son, my libido was extremely high. When I was carrying my girls I could not be bothered with that side of things. Again its just my own theory, not doctor's advice or anything like that. Atm carrying another child and my libido is very low. I will find out the sex in a few months time so I will discover if what I have been thinking is true. Then again every single pregnancy is different. Oops I may have just started my own little old wives tale lol :p Good luck in whatever you are having as long as its healthy then the sex should not really matter surely :)

Sarah - posted on 05/24/2010

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they dont like the same sex. so if ur neice was wanting to be around u and if u were to go by that tale then u would be having a boy. but its false it dont mean anything. just fun stuff to do.

Delta - posted on 05/09/2010

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I was searching for Old Wives Tales (just cause I am bored right now lol) and I came across a site that says something about the hairline of your first born, this only works if you already have a child.

1st born child hairline:

If the hairline of your 1st child goes straight across then your 2nd child will be the same gender as the 1st born.

If the hairline of your 1st child goes to a point then your 2nd child will be opposite gender as the 1st born.

It also says it works on the next child. So if you are pregnant with number 3 then you go off the hairline of your 2nd born, number 4 hairline off of 3rd born, etc.

Amanda - posted on 05/03/2010

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Most people i know believe that if you carry big it's a boy and if it's a girl you carry small. I know this isn't true because i'm the opposite. Carried small with my first child, a son.Carried HUGE with my 2 girls. Carrying small again and the ultrasound confirmed it's a boy.



Had to go to the ER about a month ago due to a bad fall in the shower. Nurse there says there is a doc who SWEARS that the heartbeat thing works during the last month of pregnancy, but not before then. He apparently believes that it's due to the fact the baby is done growing and is only gaining fat by that point.



Decided to check that chinese calender that was posted. Says i should be having a girl, but i know it's a boy. Guess i fall into that 7%eh? Story of my life. I wanted a boy tho, so it's all good.

Mel - posted on 05/03/2010

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i've heard if you have morning sickness its a boy, if you carry low its a boy and if its high its a girl. im carrying low and had terrible morning sickness, im having a boy! so who knows these days lol. hope it goes well for you tho x x

Brittany - posted on 05/02/2010

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Old wives tales are very misleading, but the one thing that i have seen to work is the chinese birth calender. it's 93% accurate and it has worked for everyone i have used it for and myself. here is a link to a calendar. all websites have to same calendar just different layout.

http://www.thelaboroflove.com/chart/cal....

Katherine - posted on 05/02/2010

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I've had 2 boys and now I am pregnant with a girl. I am carrying her very low as with the boys they were very high, with my boys I didn't look very pregnant but with this pregnancy I am carrying all out the front and look like i'm having twins. Hope that helps

Kristy Lee - posted on 05/02/2010

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i had a boy first and my pregnancy with him was perfect, hardly showed didnt get morning sickness, no hearburn, no major cravings, and didnt gain big amount of weight.



this time i had morning sickness, heartburn and suffering for the crazest cravings, and showing a lot more..



and we just found out where expecting a little girl..... i knew it. this pregnancy was way way to diffrent tto the 1st.

Heather - posted on 04/29/2010

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Yea I would have to say that the old wives tales are just that...tales. With both my boys, their heartrate said girl, my first son I was huge all over, I was carrying the same way my friend Natalie did (who had a girl) and it stinks that I have no instincts what so ever, haha. My first I had a dream that it was a boy and it was, my second I had no dreams and I thought it was a girl because that was what I wanted (we always wanted 3 kids and I wanted either boy girl boy,or girl boy girl - I thought it would be like a kiddie gender oreo, haha) but we had another boy, and with this one I have no dreams, but my sister had a dream where it was a girl (and every dream she has had about her own kids has been right). Though I think the heartburn thing might have some truth, because I had HORRIBLE heartburn with my first son, and like others, he had a huge head of hair when he was born. No heartburn with boy #2 and he was a baldy. So I'm just giving up trying to predict and just hoping for a healthy baby at this point, because I don't want to get "girl crazy" and then get bummed when I find out its another boy, :)

Alyssa - posted on 04/29/2010

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shooooot...i don't think any of us can rely on the tales! hahaha i had no cravings or morning sickness, but i had extreme heartburn toward the end of my pregnancy. i birthed a little girl with a head chock full of hair!

not that this helps you now, but my daughter looks just like me, & i was told that if a woman is in love while she's pregnant, the baby will look like her, but if she hates her partner during the pregnancy, then the baby will look like him. so far everyone i've talked to said they hated or felt ill-will toward the person their child ended up looking like (which was not always the dad, sometimes it was a grandparent). i'm the only person out of all my friends with a baby that looks like me (the mother, obviously, not me per se), & i'm the only one out of all those people who actually felt like a newlywed again during the pregnancy. lol so anyway, sorry, totally irrelevant, but it kind of ties in with the whole old wives' tale thing, doesn't it? :-D

Heidi - posted on 04/28/2010

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For me the old wives tales were true and I am having girl but I think it is just a coincidence and wouldn't rely on them.

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Both my pregnancies were totally opposite. I have had morning sickness this time around, hot flushes, cravings and all signs point to a girl. However we are expecting another boy.

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Michelle - posted on 04/28/2010

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I have never believed in old wives tales when it comes to pregnancy . I have heard so many and so many people have sworn on this or that and were wrong .

They say it is common to have more morning sickness with a girl ..... I have had hyper-emesis with several of my kids both genders .

They do sell gender tests OTC , I do not know how well they work . I looked at one earlier in my pregnancy, but after reading about them, I found that I couldn't take it due to inaccuracy if taken with a pregnancy that was conceived with in 3 months of a miscarriage .

I really hope when the time comes for your all telling ultrasound that you can find out . I know it stinks waiting, but can be a really great way to cure the curiosity .

Our little boy has made his boyhood overly known ! LOL

If you are wanting a girl, I hope you have a beautiful, healthy , happy girl !

Amanda - posted on 04/28/2010

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I had worst heartburn with my girls then with my boy. I carried all three the same up high probably because I am short and there is no room. I had lower back pain with my boy but not with my girls. The heart rate was higher with my girls then with my boy. My girls ran in the 170s and my boy it ran in the 150s.

Delta - posted on 04/26/2010

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Hey Sara I had no heartburn when I was pregnant with my daughter 10 years ago and she was born with a head full of hair.



Debbie, the heartbeat is a old wives tale that is not true with every woman or each pregnancy.

Debbie - posted on 04/26/2010

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They say the faster the heart beat its a girl, my babys heart beat was 176 bpm at my 10 week ultrsound, im thinking im having a girl. But who knows.....

Sara - posted on 04/26/2010

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none of the old wives tales are true every single one of them was wrong with my pregnancy the only one that is right is having heartburn your baby will have hair. I had bad heartburn and my baby boy was born with a full head of hair.

Marie-anne - posted on 04/26/2010

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my mum tells me that heartburn in pregnacy means im having a boy. i dont know what we are having. its going to be a surprise for all of us.

Jane - posted on 04/26/2010

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it's so hard to say. i was begging our 18 month old to tell me what we were gonna have before the ultrasound when i was pregnant w/our 2nd. lol! i had morning sickness w/our first - girl and didn't w/our second - girl. they both had huge heads of hair and i didn't have any heartburn. it's always a 50/50 shot, it's very annoying.

Delta - posted on 04/26/2010

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Brianna that is how I feel on this one. My first 10 years ago I had a feeling I was having a girl and I did. This time I can't listen to my body. Don't know if its because my husband keeps saying boy and my daughter keeps saying girl, it has me all messed up. But next week at my 19th week check we are having a ultrasound to find out the sex, so we will see who is right, my husband or my daughter.

Lauren - posted on 04/26/2010

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This is my first so I guess I'm not tainted yet haha, but I probably will be next time!

Brianna - posted on 04/25/2010

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I am not going off instinct this time because I think my instincts have been tainted by my 3 boys... I think it is a girl but part of me knows it is another boy so I cant trust myself on this one... :0)

Lauren - posted on 04/25/2010

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Honestly when I take the tests sometimes I am kind of indifferent on certain old wives tales like what I am craving or other symptoms that I just don't have at all. I have the all front low belly can't tell I am pregnant from behind and no morning sickness, which indicates boy (which I am having), but also genetically that is how my mom also carried me and my siblings, so I partially just think it is genetics. It is kind of fun though to take those tests! Before I found out I was on tons of websites trying to figure out what I was having! Everyone was convinced it was a girl, but when I saw the 14 week u/s I just instinctively knew it was a boy and at 21 weeks they confirmed what I thought haha

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Old wives tales can be true...they can be false....I think it's just luck of the draw really. According to the old wives tales...I am pregnant with a girl.......however.......they did the sonogram to make sure everything was ok & to see what we are having...turns out...I'm having a boy!! According to the old wives tale about the heart rate tho...I should have been having a girl! So I really think it's an up in the air thing. :)

Delta - posted on 04/25/2010

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Here is a post on some of the old wives tales I was asking about:

http://www.circleofmoms.com/expecting/Tr...

I don't think I can believe in the old wives tales. 10 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, I was carrying her like I was pregnant with a boy, but she was a girl. I didn't have as harsh of morning sickness. All the signs was pointing towards a boy, even my husbands aunt that was pregnant the same time I was had all signs pointing towards boy, and we both had girls. This time around pregnant with my 2nd, all the signs point to boy again, carrying like its a boy but carrying the same way I did my daughter. We will find out May 5th if we are going to have another girl (which what my daughter wants) or a boy (what my husband wants).

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