Old Wives Tales

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Old Wives Tales

I always think it's fun to see how many of the old wives tales or pregnancy myths/tests are right or wrong for a pregnancy, so I thought we could each list some of the classic symptoms we've had associated with old wives tales and see if they match up.

Ex. I craved salty, spicy hot food with DD which was supposed to mean a boy. I also had insatiable heartburn with her, which was supposed to mean a full head of hair for her and it was right.

Girl Indicators:
Craving sweets
Carrying high
Wedding ring test, ring goes in a circle
HB averaging above 150

Boy Indicators:
Craving Salty/Spicy foods
Carrying low means a boy
Wedding ring test, ring goes side to side
HB averaging below 150

Neutral Indicators:
Heartburn means a full head of hair for baby

What have you experienced and have your symptoms been right (for this LO or others)?

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All of the boy indicators for me lol

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My cravings have been all over the place! Some days sweet, some days salty, some days spicy, some days all of the above. The heartrate of all my babes (2 boys, 2 girls), including this one, have been right around 155 bpm. So the old wives tales are no help for me!

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They were definitely true for me. I've been craving sweets, am carrying very high and her heartbeat has always been over 150. The chinese calendar also said I would have a girl. I also had much more morning sickness with this pregnancy and my other daughter. 3 of my 5 boys I never had any morning sickness and the other 2 very little.

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For my boys their heart rate was always low and I carried low. I craved both salty and sweet with them. For this one (GIRL) her heartrate has always been high and I am carrying high. I also crave both salty and sweet.

As for the heartburn=baby with hair....I have had heartburn with my last 3 and they all had a ton of hair. However, my other three were born with a ton of hair too and I didn't have heartburn.

ETA--the gender charts have been wrong for all 7 of my babies.

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I'd forgotten about the gender chart. Biggrin It said boy for DD and says boy for DS. Smile

ETA: Janae - You're getting close to your "EDD" woo!

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The old wives tales have not been accurate for me. The Chinese gender chart was right for both my DDs. I'm hoping it's right again this time because it says I'm having a boy.

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My cravings are accurate in the beginning but now I crave cheeseburgers and salt and with DS I craved chocolate constantly.
The HB is wrong for me. (every time)
I carry every pregnancy high so. . nope, lol.

As for the heartburn- I didn't have it with DD, she was bald. With DS, it was so bad I was prescription meds 3x a day. And he was BALD. I was pissed lol- I remember pushing during labor and my midwife saying he didn't have hair and I yelled, "Then what the hell was all that damn heartburn for?!"

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My cravings are accurate in the beginning but now I crave cheeseburgers and salt and with DS I craved chocolate constantly.
The HB is wrong for me. (every time)
I carry every pregnancy high so. . nope, lol.

As for the heartburn- I didn't have it with DD, she was bald. With DS, it was so bad I was prescription meds 3x a day. And he was BALD. I was pissed lol- I remember pushing during labor and my midwife saying he didn't have hair and I yelled, "Then what the hell was all that damn heartburn for?!"

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tha chinese predictor said i would have a girl lol.

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with my first pregnancy:

Girl Indicators:
Craving sweets YES
Carrying high YES
Wedding ring test, ring goes in a circle ?
HB averaging above 150 ?

Boy Indicators:
Craving Salty/Spicy foods NO
Carrying low means a boy NO
Wedding ring test, ring goes side to side ?
HB averaging below 150 ?

So indicating GIRL but I had a BOY!!!!!

Neutral Indicators:
Heartburn means a full head of hair for baby

I had heartburn and Hunter had a lot of hair!!!

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Hrm..

I'm been carrying high, wedding ring goes in a circle (I think? lol I'm not sure I understand; around your finger, right?), HB average has been above 150 so far.

So girl?

But I've been craving salty/spicy foods. Smile

And heartburn like CRAZY...

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Oh, and the Chinese predictor said my daughter should have been a boy and this one should be a boy.

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Girl Indicators:
Craving sweets YES
Carrying high
Wedding ring test, ring goes in a circle ?
HB averaging above 150 ? Yes (at least the 1st time they found it--last time I was just relieved to see it beating and didn't ask what it was)

Boy Indicators:
Craving Salty/Spicy foods YES
Carrying low means a boy NO
Wedding ring test, ring goes side to side ?
HB averaging below 150 ?

Chinese calendar says BOY!!! We will hopefully find out tomorrow...

As for the heartburn=hair, for me it has NEVER been the case! I get heartburn every.single.time. And my babies are usually bald or have little hair.

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For me its weird !! Lol i have allll the girl symptoms and this is a boy !! Haha