Is there any way to tell if you’re having a girl or boy?
In a world increasingly guided by scientific explanation, there’s one area where even the most rational minds might indulge in a little mythology: pregnancy.
Perhaps it’s the lasting sense of mystery surrounding the creation of a new life. Or maybe excited parents-to-be have trouble waiting for (expensive) medical confirmation of details like gender, which is typically revealed by ultrasound at 20 weeks. Twenty weeks can be a long time to wait.
Or maybe it’s just fun to speculate while you’re sitting around watching your belly grow.
No matter the cause, clearly there’s something appealing about gender-predicting old wives’ tales, because there are dozens of them. There’s the heart-rate method, the ring-swing method, the “how sick are you” approach and Chinese lunar predictions, not to mention determinations based on keys, acne, dreams, skin tone, food cravings and Drano. Read on to see what your pregnancy says about whether you’re having a girl or boy. (Plus, fun ways to throw a gender reveal party.)