Since humans have been giving birth, there have been stories, advice, and tips passed down from generation to generation. Some have been useful, while others have sounded a little crazy. Known as "old wives tales", "myths", or "legends", here are a few tips that have been shared with us on how to determine a baby's sex when pregnant... without going to see a doctor for a test. We do not guarantee any of these, as they don't always work. We believe the soul of the child has chosen what sex they are coming to the Earthly plane as before they arrive. We also believe there is a big difference between gender and sex. Anyone who thinks they can control this process has a lot to learn from the soul that is coming. With that said, here are ten fun ideas on how to try to guess your baby's sex from the grandmothers themselves...
1.The Wedding Ring Gender Test uses a strand of your hair (or a string to keep it simple) and your wedding ring (or ring you wear daily). Someone holds the hair with the ring dangling over the pregnant belly. Once it is steady, see if it starts to move on its own. If it moves in circles, it's a girl. If it moves back and forth, it's a boy.
2.The Mayan System is an ancient method of gender prediction using the birth date of a parent. They would look at the year of the the mother's birth and the year the baby is due. If the years are both even or both odd, it's a girl. If one year is even and one year is odd, then it's a boy.
3.The Baking Soda Test uses the mother's urine and baking soda. Pee into a cup and add two tablespoons of baking soda. If the mixture stays flat, it's a girl. If the mixture fizzes, it's a boy.
4.The Red Cabbage Test uses a chopped head of red cabbage, boiling hot water, and the mother's urine. Chop one head of red cabbage and put it into a bowl. Pour boiling hot water over it and wait 10 minutes. Strain the water into two equal glasses, and add equal parts of urine. If the water turns violet, it's a girl. If it turns red or pink, it's a boy.
5.The Cravings Test is about what you really want to eat while you are pregnant. All you need are salty and sweet foods and a hungry mama. If the mother craves sweet things like fruit, juice, candy, or pastries, it's a girl. If the mother craves salty or savory foods like proteins, cheeses, or veggies, it's a boy.
6.The Morning Sickness Test has us paying attention to the nausea, vomiting, and constant flu symptoms. If the mother is experiencing a great amount of morning sickness, it's a girl. If the mother is having mild nausea or no morning sickness, it's a boy.
7.The Baby Bump Position Test shows us how the baby is carried in the mother's tummy. Looking at the mother's belly, if the baby is high up on the belly and wide around, it's a girl. If the baby is lower and closer to the pelvic bone while popping forward like someone stuck a ball under their shirt and you can't notice it from behind, it's a boy.
8.The Weight Gain Test looks at the way the mother is holding weight during her pregnancy. It is said that more weight gain comes from girls, while only belly weight gain indicates a boy. Baby girls tend to bring on bottom and thigh weight, as well as extra weight throughout the entire body.
9.The Key Test involves the mother's partner and key. The partner places a key on the table. The mother picks up the key and then the partner observes how she picks it up (without telling her that it matters at all - keep it a secret from her). If she picks it up by the narrow end, it's a girl. If she picks it up by the rounded top, it's a boy.
10.The Fork and Spoon Test involves the mother's partner, a fork, spoon, and two chairs. The partner tapes a spoon under the seat of one chair and a fork under the seat of the other chair. Without knowing what the partner did, the mother has to sit on one of the chairs of her choice. If she chooses the seat with the spoon under it, it's a girl. If she chooses the seat with the fork under it, it's a boy.
These are all fun ways to entertain yourself while you are pregnant. Let us know if any of these work for you and we will report back to the group with results. Happy Predicting!