How to Tell If You’re Having a Girl or Boy


girl or boyGirl or boy test #1: How are you carrying?

Perhaps the most popular of all “boy” methods is the “high or low” determination. It typically goes: If the woman is carrying high, it's a girl; if she's carrying low, it's a boy. This approach is so pervasive, you've probably heard it even if you've never been pregnant or been close to someone who's pregnant. People who would never swing a ring over a woman's belly to determine the sex of the fetus might give credence to the “how's she carrying” approach. On its face, the statement doesn't sound all that unscientific—or least not as unscientific as the old swing a ring over a woman's pregnant belly trick. After all, it at least seems possible that the position or shape of the uterus could reflect something about the baby growing inside. And it's not just “high or low.” There's also the belief that “carrying wide” indicates a girl, and “carrying narrow” means it's a boy. But it turns out, the high/low method is just as accurate as pouring Drano into a cup of the woman's urine. Which is to say, not at all.