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    These all make me laugh! Mostly because of the fact that if you are having mixed boy/girl twins none of these would work!
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    I might have to try the cabbage test for fun But, if you use red cabbage won't it already be sorta pink water? Does it say anything about how far along you should be before you try it? Sometimes that matters (concentration of hormones and all).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tink9702 View Post
    These all make me laugh! Mostly because of the fact that if you are having mixed boy/girl twins none of these would work!
    Good point! And, if you ask my son, I'm having boy/girl twins and he doesn't even know yet that I'm pregnant!
    Me: Christa, 41
    DH: Craig, 47 (Married: 8/19/05)
    DD: Kendall Evelyn (10/6/06)
    DS: Quentin Vincent (4/14/09)

    : November 2012@ 10 weeks (due date: 6/22/13)
    : June 2013 @ 7-1/2 weeks (due date: 2/10/14)
    : December 2013 @ 4 weeks (due date: 8/9/14)
    : April 2014 @ 4 weeks (due date: 1/1/15)
    : July 2014 @ 4 weeks - Chemical (due date: 3/5/15 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristaM View Post
    Good point! And, if you ask my son, I'm having boy/girl twins and he doesn't even know yet that I'm pregnant!
    LOL! my son says the exact same thing and also doesn't know I'm pregnant!! LOL!

    I think for the cabbage it's about the alkalinity of your urine. I have no idea how far along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelover02740 View Post
    Directions

    1.Go to the store and buy a red cabbage. The size of the cabbage does not matter at all.
    2.Cut the cabbage into big chunks. The smaller you cut the chunks, the better your results will turn out.
    3. Boil some water on the stove and put in the chunks of cabbage.
    4. Let the water and cabbage boil for about 10 minutes or so. When the ten minutes is up, remove it from the heat.
    5. Grab a cup and go to the bathroom! Pee into the cup.
    6. In a separate cup, mix 1 part of your urine to 1 part of the water that the cabbage was boiled in. No need to save the cabbage unless you want to eat it. It's pretty tasty, so you might want to eat it!
    7. If the urine/cabbage water turns pink or red then this indicates a boy result! If the urine/cabbage water turns purple, this indicates a girl result.
    Here are some additional directions; also, this site says that it's most accurate before 10 weeks (site said 9-10 weeks is ideal).
    1. Cut half a red cabbage into little pieces. If you're not feeling morning sick at the time and can stomach some of the red cabbage, enjoy a few bites while cutting. Great fiber and tons of nutrients.


    2. Bring about 2 cups of water to a boil. Add two cups of cabbage pieces and remove the pan from the heat to let the cabbage simmer for about 10 minutes until the water turns a deep purplish color.

    3. Strain out the cabbage pieces and keep the water. Allow it to cool completely. Add equal parts of cabbage indicator water and urine. Concentrated urine (first thing in the morning, for example) works best, but try several times throughout the day. Watch for a color change!



    This test says that a pink/red color indicates a boy and a purple color indicates a girl. The only problem I've found with this test is that people can't agree on what the colors mean. Another web site about this baby gender prediction method says that if the cabbage indicator turns pink it's a girl, and a boy should be blue/green. I've also read that the results are the most accurate prior to 10 weeks pregnant.


    According to my doctor at the first prenatal visit today, urine pH varies widely between women so this isn't a particularly reliable test. But it sure was fun to do.
    Last edited by ChristaM; 10-23-2012 at 03:01 PM.
    Me: Christa, 41
    DH: Craig, 47 (Married: 8/19/05)
    DD: Kendall Evelyn (10/6/06)
    DS: Quentin Vincent (4/14/09)

    : November 2012@ 10 weeks (due date: 6/22/13)
    : June 2013 @ 7-1/2 weeks (due date: 2/10/14)
    : December 2013 @ 4 weeks (due date: 8/9/14)
    : April 2014 @ 4 weeks (due date: 1/1/15)
    : July 2014 @ 4 weeks - Chemical (due date: 3/5/15 )

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