As soon as you actually find out that you are pregnant , the ultimate questions start , especially the ''Is it a boy or girl'' question and I for one know too well that daunting feeling where your having to wait for what feels like a lifetime to find out.
Over my past pregnancy's I have given the odd few a try and to be fare they have been pretty spot on using the old wives tale methods.
This time I thought it would be a great idea to get two lists together , one for boy predictions and the other for the girl predictions and see which side was highlighted most with all my baby's and my own symptoms.
I actually only ever remember two of them which were the wedding ring on the thread and the heartbeat rate one but when I searched for a list I found there were in fact so many I could make an eventful evening of the testing them out so that is exactly what I got on with doing.
I ensured I had everything prepared , grabbed my notebook and pen and all the bits and bobs needed for each test and went one by one through the whole list.
Old wives tales for pregnancy are just a little insight (although not completely accurate) as to whether you are carrying a boy or girl. To me it just seems a lot of fun and a great way to get yourself even more excited until the big day eventually arrives and baby is born or you decide to find out on your 20th week scan.
I am very impatient so for me I will be finding out at our scan in just a little more than 3 weeks so therefore this is the reason I thought I would test to see if these are indeed accurate or really are just a myth that can not be relied on.
Please remember this is all a bit of fun , please don't rely on any of these being accurate because even during scans people have been told it is one sex and when it is born they have been given the total opposite and those tests were from actual doctors consultants or sonographers and you definitely can not change the sex of that little blessing already in your tummy .
Likely to be carrying a boy!
Likely to be carrying a girl!
So the old wives tales say that I am more likely to be having a girl but in all honesty , do we trust them enough to start shopping or is it really not all that reliable at all.
In a couple of weeks I will be getting the results from my 20 week scan so I will let you know the outcome but for now just remember it is all the fun of being pregnant and the sex can not truly be determined 100% until the birth of that little blessing.
Have you tried any of these , if so , were they correct?
29/4/2015 05:14:13 am
Oh I'm so skeptical of things like this! I'm very superstitious and do everything the old wives tale say not too - like don't walk under a ladder!
29/4/2015 05:14:34 am
I loved guessing! There is a Chinese birth calendar too but the only that was true with all my four was the heart rate- mod 130s with the boys and over 140 with my daughter- and my niece too
29/4/2015 05:42:56 am
I'm sure these are good ways to get you through your wait, but I don't believe any of them :-)
I loved this post. It was a long time ago that I was pregnant and I can remember a friend telling me I was having a girl when I was about 5 months. Then when I was 7 months she changed her mind and told me my baby would be a boy as I was carrying to the front.
29/4/2015 06:02:51 am
I had a boy and I'd say that as far as I can remember there were certainly more from the boy's list that matched than the girls.
29/4/2015 06:35:25 am
WOW! There were loads there that I have never heard of before. I think I will try and ignore all these wives tales when I am pregnant. Keep it a complete surprise. After all what matters is the baby is healthy, not whether is a boy or girl.
29/4/2015 07:29:52 am
Oh how exciting!! Looking forward to finding out whether it's right or not (I quite like old wives tales!!)
29/4/2015 07:46:23 am
WOW! Who knew there were so many old wives tales? I like them as long as you just take them with a pinch of salt xx
29/4/2015 09:23:58 am
With the heartbeats, ours was the wrong way round both times! And I was really sick both times....and have a girl and a boy, so I'm not entirely convinced of the accuracy of these :)
29/4/2015 09:32:13 am
I have to admit I don't really believe these old wives tales and although the scan is pretty good i guess the only way you can really tell is when the baby is born!
29/4/2015 12:11:56 pm
Wow I didn't know there were so many of these, I've only heard of a few.
29/4/2015 01:02:10 pm
I drove myself mad trying to find out with my son and even debated getting an early scan lol! However we chose not to find out with our little girl but it didnt stop we doing all these old wives tales lol! x
29/4/2015 01:19:45 pm
I cannot believe time has gone so quick and you are only a few weeks away from your 20 week scan. Feels like you only announced your pregnancy a few weeks ago. These predictions are so funny but actually some of them make sense!
29/4/2015 02:23:25 pm
I am not so trusting of any of these, I know, I am so boring. I was convinced one of my sons was a girl, we did a few of these - he should of been a girl. He popped out as a boy.
29/4/2015 03:39:35 pm
It is always amazing all these ideas on how you can guess the sex.
30/4/2015 06:11:16 am
I love the guessing game, I found the heartbeat one to be very accurate and was correct with all four of my children!
4/5/2015 05:29:37 pm
I am not a believer in old wives tales so never tried this x
5/5/2015 12:12:26 pm
How interesting! I hadn't heard of most of these before. I think I matched many of both of them when I was pregnant and I had a boy :) xx
9/5/2015 03:07:13 pm
I found out with all my 4 children what sex they were before they were born. I loved talking to them inside, knowing what they were :) Kaz x
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