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April 25, 2008

Six Pregnancy Myths

Filed under: tips, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — patriciaholdenmd @ 4:50 am

Looking for current news online, I encountered this particular article about improving the chances of whether a new mother will conceive a boy or a girl. According to the article, a high energy diet would boost the chances of having a boy while the opposite would most likely yield a girl. After reading through the entire thing, I’m still unsure whether to believe the findings of the survey or not, but unless they are able to explain the details of how it works, I wouldn’t agree to the research just yet.

While we’re on the topic of pregnancy, although there are clinical methods of knowing the gender of an unborn child (I had ultrasound myself), there are also popular myths on how to find out.

Heart Rate – If a baby’s heart rate is below 140 then it’s a boy. On the other hand, if the baby’s heart rate is 140 and above, then it’s a girl.
Belly Shape – If you’re carrying low then you’re having a boy, but if you’re carrying high then you’re having a girl.
Urine – If your urine is bright yellow then it’s a boy, if it is clear then it’s a girl.
Breast – If the right breast is bigger than the left then it’s a boy, otherwise it’s a girl.
Chinese Calendar – By matching your conceiving age and month of conception, you can figure out if it’s going to be a boy or a girl. Here’s a link to the chart.
Ring Test – Tie a ring on a piece of string. Hold the string so that the ring hangs down in front of your belly. Gently swing the string and take note of the motion. If the ring moves in a circular pattern, you are having a boy, but if it moves in a straight line, you are having a girl.