what ways are there that actually work to tell what the sex of the baby is??

Heather - posted on 04/08/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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what ways are there that actually work for telling the sex of the baby? Im trying to help my friend find out if its a girl or not shes already got a boy and im helping plan the baby shower :)

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Savona - posted on 04/12/2011

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When I was pregnant with my baby girl she nestled herself up in my ribs the whole pregnancy, had to fight for breath sometimes.
When I was pregnant with my son he nestled himself down in my hips, they ached and I could barely lift my legs up to go up stairs. Heh, thats the way it was with my Grandma too, maybe that helps?
=D Congratz to your friend on her boy and her future baby.
Best wishes =)

Stifler's - posted on 04/10/2011

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LOL. Buy green, white, orange, yellow stuff until the baby is born. I got presents before my kid was born and then after he was born people brought heaps of blue IT'S A BOY stuff over aswell.

Kylie - posted on 04/10/2011

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i think you can yet gender predictor test from the chemist (well you can in australia) but they are really expensive and ive heard that they are not always accurate

Cassandra - posted on 04/09/2011

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I think she should be happy with what she gets regardless of the sex. A healthy baby is a blessing and some people can't even get prego. But for her happiness I hope she has a girl. Let nature take its course. Tell her good luck!

Ashley - posted on 04/09/2011

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pretty much NOTHING!!! lol have a ultrasound and hope the baby is showing its part .... or ....... GIVE BIRTH!!

Tyrae - posted on 04/09/2011

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The only way to know for sure is the amniocitosis (sp?) where they take amniotic fluid and test it for the gender. It isn't 100% safe, there is a chance for miscarriage from it. Another way that is almost 100% sure is an ultrasound. Other than that there is no way to know for sure.

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There's really no 100% sure way to know. I had all girls and each of my pregnancies was completely different, so IMO that blows any old wives tales out of the water ;)

If I was you (or your friend), I'd just get gender neutral clothing. Greens, yellows, teal, etc. Plus you can NEVER have enough plain white onsies :) Also, baby compaines are getting better about gender neutral bed sets, stroller sets, car seats, etc. We knew we were having a girl the first time around, but we still bought a gender neutral stroller set (teal and brown with little 60's deco flowers) and we were able to use it for all our kids - no matter the gender (even though they all turned out to be girls. lol).

Caroline - posted on 04/08/2011

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even ultrasounds aren't 100% accurate. and old wives tales are nothing more than guesses... there's a 50/50 chance anyways lol
We didn't find out with either of our kids, but I "knew" both times what we were having. Mothers intuition I guess you could call it. Ask your friend what her gut tells her... bet you she's right.

Sheila - posted on 04/08/2011

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ultrasound. I had 3 boys I carried each one differently (first was low second was super high and the 3 was just big.) they each had different heart rates and each of the 3d ultrasounds looked so different. Ultrasound is your only way my friend

Tinker1987 - posted on 04/08/2011

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I had a regular ultrasound done and found out what i was having no problem! as for old wives tales i have no faith in them!

April - posted on 04/08/2011

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LOL nothing can tell you what your having till you give birth. Even the ultrasound (which is pretty accurate) still SOMETIMES gets it wrong but the ultrasounds your best bet if you want to know while your pregnant.

I spent the first half of my first pregnancy feeling like i was having a boy, i did all the old wives tales tricks and they all said boy, ultrasound said girl. Gave birth to a girl LOL.

If you want to try something fun, try the chinese gender predictor chart (just search for it). I have heard that it is pretty good at knowing what sex you'll have BUT remember it's not necessarily true.

Jenn - posted on 04/08/2011

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If you are talking about all those wives tales such as dangling string over your belly button and if it makes circles its a boy type things, then no..There is no way...The only way is an ultrasound and even that isn't 100% guaranteed...My friend was told she was having a boy painted nursery blue, bought all boys stuff then had...a girl!

Heather - posted on 04/08/2011

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besides a 4d ultra sound and waiting for the 20 week mark for ultrasound check up

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