Is it true? If its a girl, you grow all around, boy, grow in the front?

Amber - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 207 moms have responded )

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I heard that when you're pregnant, you are having a boy if you gain weight just in your tummy, and a girl if you gain it all over. Is this true for you?

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Shicovia - posted on 04/06/2010

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Y WUD I HATE U ALL PREGNANCIES HAV DIFFERENT EFFECTZ PLUS I WUZ JUZ LIKE U I ATE ALL DAY WIT NO PROBLEMS AND I EVEN WORKD PLUS I WUZ ALREADY 2 MONTHS PREGNANT B4 I FOUND OUT AND WEN MY SON WUZ BORN HE WUZ ONLY 1 LB. AND 10 OZ.

Amy - posted on 04/01/2010

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I think that it depends on the family geans.. I think it can make a little bit of a difference weather a boy or girl but only a little bit.. I think if you are a little around the waist to start with then you will grow out cause your hips will have to get wider for the birth.. but if you already have avg.. hips then they wont grow out so much.. also I really think it matters what you eat.. if you are eating alot of junk food then its going to add pounds all over....

Shannon - posted on 04/01/2010

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I had 2 girls With my first I grew everywhere lol and she was a small baby, With my second I was only tummy and could still fit into jeans and she was a bigger baby. All pregnancies and people are different

Angela - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have had two girls and one boy and I carried my two girls totally different one high and one low my boy was low so i really do not think it matters.

Rachel - posted on 04/01/2010

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I was all belly and I have a baby girl, and she carried low so I thought for sure she was a boy, but I was wrong!! LOL

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Candice - posted on 04/06/2010

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I had a girl, only gained 2 pounds, (don't hate me! I ate I swear!) I was all out front. But I'm short wasted so there wasn't much other place for her to go.

Candice - posted on 04/06/2010

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I had a girl, only gained 2 pounds, (don't hate me! I ate I swear!) I was all out front. But I'm short wasted so there wasn't much other place for her to go.

Shicovia - posted on 04/06/2010

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IM NOT ABLE 2 HELP WIT DIS SITUATION BCUZ I ONLY CARRIED 4 6 MONTHS B4 MY SON WUZ BORN AND I DIDNT REALLY HAV A STOMACH TIL AFTA BIRTH

Kathy - posted on 04/06/2010

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I've only given birth once (boy) but I gained SO much weight with him and it was all over! Of course, my eating like a pig (all healthy foods but way too much) probably had something to do with it. ;) I'm also 5'3" so there wasn't a lot of room for the weight (and him) to go.

TRAMEIA - posted on 04/06/2010

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It was kind of difficult to tell because with my first who is a boy i gained all over and with my second who is also a boy i was all belly and now that i am pregnant again it is really difficult to tell and then i am sick all the time with this baby as for with the first two the pregnancies were perfect!!

Kate - posted on 04/06/2010

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I believe every person is different, and every pregnancy is different. I was told my many, many people that they thought I was having a girl because of the way I carried my baby. Even after the ultra sound that CLEARLY showed my baby was DEFINITELY a boy, people were still trying to convince me that I was carrying a girl...it is different for everyone...I carried my son high. I have a friend who has 2 boys and she gained all around....it is so different for everyone!

Odebt - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have found that to be true. Carry a girl high and in your waist, a boy low and out front so you still have a waist when viewed from behind. It isn't a weight gain thing, it is where you carry them. It has proven true on everyone I have known, we are talking about at least 65 people, regardless of how much weight or where they gained weight.

Tasha - posted on 04/06/2010

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When I was preg with my daughter is only gained on the belly and I carried her low, and I gained all over with my son and carried him high.

Emma - posted on 04/06/2010

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I was all tummy weight with my little girl. If you saw me from behind you would have never known I was prego until I turned around and revealed my huge belly. That's just me though!

Aine - posted on 04/06/2010

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NO WAY! :) I had a boy and I gained 22 kilos all over. I think its different for everyone... x

Sun-Day - posted on 04/06/2010

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not true at all. i was all in the front and nothing but belly and i have a little baby girl now!!

Nicole - posted on 04/06/2010

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My mom has three girls and one boy, and she said that it was true for her. When she was pregnant with my brother, she didn't gain as much weight on her hips etc, it was lower and right in front. I only have one child, a daughter, and when I was pregnant, a complete stranger came up to me and said "Are you having a girl?" I told her we didn't know and were going to be surprised, and she said "It's a girl. I can tell by the way you're carrying it up here." I thought it was all ridiculous, but she was right. Who knows?

Stacey - posted on 04/06/2010

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I had 2 girls, twin boys and another boy and was all belly with every one of them, The chinese prediction chart was wrong on all but one of them as well.

Joanne - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have been able to tell girls for a very long time if it's a boy or girl by looking at them around the 5 month....if it's a girl you can't tell from behind that the person is even pregnant ,,,but if it's a boy oh yes the hips get wider....In 20 yrs i have only been wrong once...and she had twins ....one of each...

Eva - posted on 04/06/2010

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I have a boy a and I gained weight only in my tummy ... but I have not had a girl yet

Delma - posted on 04/06/2010

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NOT TRUE. Just old saying. I have 3 girls & 1st one I carried low & all out front. 2nd

one I carried all over. I gained in the hips, breasts, & stomach.the 3rd little girl & carried

all up front & high. Each pregnancy is different.

Rachael - posted on 04/06/2010

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I had a girl and I carried all on front I had a massive bump and no weight anywhere else from the bck I didn't look any different. So no its not always true. :-)

Tracey - posted on 04/06/2010

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Hi I have 4 boys and 2 girls, it looked like I had a football up my top when I was carrying the boy's, but with the girls I got huge. So I suppose it's true.

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im pregnanct with my second. first was a born, and now im having a girl. im carrying the same. the weight?.... i gained nearly 25 lbs with my son, but only towards the last two months. and everything just blew up. with my daughter now, im 8 months and have actually LOST 15lbs. not meaning too,... thats just how its happening.

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im pregnanct with my second. first was a boy, and now im having a girl. im carrying the same. the weight?.... i gained nearly 25 lbs with my son, but only towards the last two months. and everything just blew up. with my daughter now, im 8 months and have actually LOST 15lbs. not meaning too,... thats just how its happening.

Nadezhda - posted on 04/06/2010

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Everybody thought I'll have a boy, because I didn't gain much weight and my tummy was so small. Now I have a 1,5 year-old daughter. So, don't believe what people tell you that much :)

Elaine - posted on 04/06/2010

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Um not sure bout that analysis. I was only told that if you carry high its a girl and low if its a boy. I have had three boys and always carried quite low making people sure that each time they saw me I had dropped more haha. I four weeks away from having my baby girl and am definately carrying high and have done throughout.

Midge - posted on 04/06/2010

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You would not have known I was pregnant from the back....it was all on the front and I had two sons.

Emma - posted on 04/06/2010

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I don't think it makes any diffence, I have had 3 boys, the first high and all up front and no extra weight apart from baby, the second I gained weight everywhere adn he seemed central and the 3rd very low and all up front.

Becks - posted on 04/05/2010

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Well between me and my three sisters there is 10 children 4 which are girls and we all put on weight with them but my sisters didn't with the boys

Amanda - posted on 04/05/2010

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I had a baby girl and I only gained in my stomach. Most people thought I was having a boy, one lady even asked me if i was sure i was having a girl and that she wasn't going to believe it til she saw her. everyone carries different and every preg is different

Brianna - posted on 04/05/2010

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No thats an old wives tail just like if the baby sits up high its a girl . Im 36wks and Im having a girl the whole time ive lost weight and the lil bit im finally getting u cant really tell where its going the only difference in me is my belly poking out now and as far as girls sit high is a another old wives tall because throughout my whole pregnancy my lil girl has sat low on my bladder it all depends on ur body and where your baby feels like sitting

Michelle - posted on 04/05/2010

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For me it was the opposite with my daughter i only gain weight in my tummy n now that im having a boy im gainin weight everywhere.

Valerie - posted on 04/05/2010

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well I have been pregnant 4 times and all girls and I got fat all over with the first 3 and than the last one I was just belly, I actually lost all but 8 pounds at the time of delivery. But I was fat in the face and the arms and the thighs with the first 3 and now I am pregnant for the 5th time and I have gained 25 lbs and weigh more than I did when i delivered any of my other girl and I still have 3 months to go, but if you look at me I am all tummy and in pictures I look smaller now than I ever have (except my breast which have broken a record in bra size this round lol) I think it has a lot to do with your body structure, what you eat, how active you are but also how the baby is laying in the womb...funny thing a bout your question is I have heard the same thing as you, if it's a girls you gain weight in your face and all around and if it's a boy your all belly, well Im having another girl and my friend is having a boy and we are a week apart and I am all tummy but have gained like 25 lbs already and she is chubby all over in her hands and face and everywere and has gained the same amount of weight. I am eating all white meat chicken and vegetables and no fastfood, 3 meals a day and small snacks of fruit and granola bars inbetween thanks to the baby because everything else makes me sick and I have worked as a preschool teacher (very active work lol) the entire pregnancy, were she has eaten fastfood and anything else she wants and eats a large meal every 2 hours, and is out of work and stays home. Funny part is people keep telling her she's having a girl and the ultrasound is wrong and I get the same thing that my ultrasound is wrong and I'm having a boy, but I think honestly what it comes down to is diet excersic and body structure, and also remebering that each pregnancy is different.

Laura - posted on 04/05/2010

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HAHAHA...when I was pregnant with my son in the beginning I carried right in the middle I wasn't low but I wasn't high either...but I gained weight EVERYWHERE!!! Then halfway through I was carrying low and as time went on it was just lower and lower to the point it couldn't go much lower!!! I was HUGE!

Laura - posted on 04/05/2010

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HAHAHA...when I was pregnant with my son in the beginning I carried right in the middle I wasn't low but I wasn't high either...but I gained weight EVERYWHERE!!! Then halfway through I was carrying low and as time went on it was just lower and lower to the point it couldn't go much lower!!! I was HUGE!

Erin - posted on 04/05/2010

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Well its all the way your body carries the baby. Some women carry that way, some don't. It has nothing to do with the sex of the baby, its all how the mom's body works. And I don't need your pics to know that, thanks for offering though LOL

Tahlia - posted on 04/05/2010

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i've had 2 girls and both pregnancys were different to each other. with my first i had belly gain and she sat high and back which made it very easy to get back into a size 8. but with my second i gained everywhere and she sat low and out, (it looked like a basketball under my shirt), i grew 2 sizes and still cant shake the weight. it just depends on what the baby wants to do to your body. every pregnancy is different no matter what the sex.

Mary Renee - posted on 04/05/2010

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... just because it's "so not true" for you doesn't mean it's not "so true" for me... I have before and after photographs if you need the evidence...

Erin - posted on 04/05/2010

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So not true! I had a baby girl and I carried her completely in front! My hips never got wider, never had any swelling or anything. She stuck out so far in front it was so funny! Everyone swore it was a boy too.

Mary Renee - posted on 04/05/2010

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I'm having a girl, and it's my first so I have no other pregnancy for comparison. I'm carrying high (my belly hits my boobs) and I'm 36 weeks and have gained 40 pounds but I was only 110 to begin with. I have no stretch marks on my belly but have gotten some on my hips/butt if that's any indication to where I'm gaining the weight!!!

Louise - posted on 04/05/2010

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I don't believe this. I carried my first low and I blew up like a balloon all over to the point I outgrew my already a size larger maternity clothes at 36 weeks. I used to wear pants that went over the bump as it was so low. I had a boy.



Second time I was neat as a button all over had not an ounce of weight other than bump ad my bump was extremely high. Some of the pants I wore last time wouldn't go over bump as it was so high. And I was so excited cos I was sure it was a girl but nope another boy! Love my two boys to bits though!

Jennifer - posted on 04/05/2010

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I had two boys and carried both of them straight out in front. I think if you go by heart rate, girls tend to have a faster heart rate around 160, and boys are closer to the 140s.

Bridgette - posted on 04/05/2010

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I have had one boy and one girl and carried both the same exact way... all out front... typically you will carry a baby the best way your body will allow it to or depending on how the baby "lays"... My OB confirmed with me that the way you carry has nothing to do with the sex of your child...

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I have 2 of each and most of my weight gain was in my belly and "chest" areas with all 4 kids. With 3 of the 4 my arms & legs actually lost weight.

Rachel - posted on 04/05/2010

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Definitely NOT! I had a little girl and people were always telling me that if they looked at me from behind that I didn't look pregnant at all! @Stevie, I carried my girl right about the middle the whole time while my best friend's girl was high but my sister's girl was low. I think it really depends on the baby.

Amy - posted on 04/05/2010

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nope, we didnt want to know what we were having for our daughter. we played all those silly games to try figuring it out ourself just for fun and it always turned out half for boy and half for girl. I gained weight only in the stomach. If you really want to know, have the ultrasound tech tell you, otherwise nothing is for sure with "how to tell what your having' games/quizzes:(

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