Old Wives' Tales for Baby Gender Prediction | EasyDNA South Africa

Myths and old wives’ tales for baby gender – you must have heard many of these tests that claim they will tell you whether its a boy or girl. And believe it or not, a lot of people don’t just think of these as myths, but they follow them and the results of the experiment.

There are many different old wives tales, or myths, which of course, none can be exactly proved. You have a 50/50 chance whether it’s a boy or girl, plus doing these experiments and following along with these myths are fun to play around with.

The wedding ring test

One of the most popular old wives tales is the wedding ring or needle test. All you will need is a needle, or your wedding band will work as well. Thread the needle or wedding ring, and then hold it over your belly as you are lying down. If the wedding band/needle starts making circles, it means that you are having a girl, if the wedding band/needle moves back and forth; it means that you will be having a boy. This is the most common old wives tales that some of the older generation swear by.

Analyzing the way you carry the baby

Another way that you can tell if you are having a baby boy or baby girl, according to an old wives’ tale is by the way you are carrying the baby. If you are carrying the baby high, it means that you will be having a girl, and if you are carrying the baby low, then it is a boy. And, if you can’t tell if you are carrying lower or high, and you see that most of your weight it in the middle, then you can plan on having a girl.

Sweet tooth baby gender test

Some other ways of telling if you are having a boy or a girl, is by the food that you crave, and the morning sickness that you have. It is said that if you are craving a lot of sweets, then you are expecting a girl, but if you are craving more salty foods, then you will be having a boy. And if you are having a lot of morning sickness, then it will be a girl, but if you are having a boy, you will have little or no morning sickness.

These old wives tales and myths are still being practiced in this day in time, and like it is said, it is a 50/50 chance of whether it is a girl or boy. Most people usually just do these “tests” for fun, but there are some people that believe that these tests are real, and that they work. And, if you are to run into and elderly person, they will most likely be able to tell you an old wives tale that they went by when they were pregnant, before all of the technology and ultrasounds came about, and they are the ones that swear by these old wives’ tales, and will believe that they work until the day they die.

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