There wasn’t always an easy way to find out the gender of a baby before modern technology. Now people can easily take a blood test as early as ten weeks or get an ultrasound at twenty weeks to determine if they’re having a boy or a girl. Pregnancy is one of the only times in life that you can truly experience a real surprise. But if you’re curious about the gender of your little one and want to compare your symptoms to some fun Old Wives’ Tales to keep the tradition going, we’ve got you covered! None of these tales are scientifically proven, but that doesn’t mean they are tons of fun to play. There is a 50/50 chance you will be right, so it’s a fun way to pass the time until you find out the real answer from your doctor. Or maybe your looking forward to a gender reveal party? Consider these the ultimate Its a boy or Its a girl games!
1. Carrying High or Low
This is one old wives’ tale you definitely will hear from your mom or even your friends that have already given birth. According to the legend, if you’re carrying high, you’re pregnant with a girl. If you’re carrying low, you’re having a boy. This has to do with the position of your little one as you go into labor.
2. Pregnancy Glow?
If people around you are commenting on how you look like your glowing and your complexion is as bright and clear as never before, you could be having a boy. Now If people are asking if you’re feeling okay or tired and you’re breaking out, you might be having a girl.
3. The Ring Test
Out of all the old wives tales to predict gender, this one is the most fun and personal in my opinion. To perform the ring test you need a strand of your hair and a ring that you wear daily like your wedding ring or engagement. Tie your hair around your ring and lie down on your back. Have someone or your significant dangle the ring over your baby bump and try to hold it still as possible. If your ring starts to move in circles, you’re having a girl, and If the ring swings from side to side like a pendulum, you’re having a boy.
4. Chinese Gender Calendar ( different varieties )
Place one finger on the lunar cycle age you were when you conceived. Next, place another finger on the month of conception, the lunar month specifically. Wherever your fingers meet in the middle will tell you if you’re expecting a little boy or girl. Chinese Gender Calendar is one of the most popular ways to tell the sex of your baby. This type of Chinese gender predictor has to be one of the oldest wives tales for finding out the sex of your baby.
5. Are You Craving Sweet or Salty
This old wives’ tale to predict gender is usually very accurate among those I know personally. Apparently if you’re craving sweet things like fruits, chocolate, and other desserts, you might be having a little girl. Cravings for salty or sour things means it might be a little boy.
Most of the Old Wives Tales you see above some of the most popular in recent history. There will always be more Old Wives Tales coming from every part of the world. The key is to honor all Gender reveal games and to not forget them as we transition to an era of advanced technology. There is more connection and purpose when you try these gender reveal games out especially if you get the right answer! It all depends on how you look at it for yourself and which Old Wives Tales you choose, be it the Chinese Gender Calendar, the ring test or any of the others mentioned.