Gender Prediction - Old Wives Tales?

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ChristaM's picture
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Gender Prediction - Old Wives Tales?

Hi All:

Does anyone have any fun gender prediction / old wives tales to share? I know the Chinese Gender calendar is fun, but depending on the site you link to, I get different results?! Just doing it for fun really Blum 3

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I did the wedding ring thing quite a few years ago. It have me a boy first and then girls. With DS and DD the Chinese predicion charts were the opposite both times. It is interesting! Even if they are just for fun.

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How exactly does the wedding ring work?

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Needle or Wedding Ring Gender Prediction Method

This explains it, I did it over my wrist.

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The Chinese chart is right for my second but not my first. It says Boy for this one too. We'll see! I used this one.

Some others I've seen are:
Carry high=girl, carry low=boy (I definitely carried my son lower)
HB above 140=girl, below 140=boy (wrong both times for me)
Crave sweet=girl, salty/sour=boy (wrong both times for me...besides I always crave sweet ;))
More m/s=girl, less=boy (true for me)

Funny story, I had a pedicure a few days before I had my DD and the Korean people at the nail salon kept insisting I was having a boy. I told them that no, it was a girl and they were sure that was incorrect. I won't lie, I was a little nervous right up until SHE came out that the u/s tech had it wrong.

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I did the wedding ring on a hair over my belly and wrist with my daughter and it was correct. i did it today and it said Boy!!!!

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Well, I did the wedding ring thing years ago when ttc #2 and it gave me 4 girls followed by 2 boys... and then went back to girls. I'm not sure how many zillions of kids I'm suppose to have, LOL, BUT it was completely right on for my first 5 children!! Crazy! Now if this next one really is a boy, then I'm sold on that method!! Smile

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Carry high=girl, carry low=boy (I carried low with all of mine, so not true for me)
HB above 140=girl, below 140=boy (I've had low HB and high with my girls... it was high for my son, so not true for me)
Crave sweet=girl, salty/sour=boy (wrong for me, I usually never crave sweet when pregnant)
More m/s=girl, less=boy (Not true for me, I've had more or less with different pregnancies, but my son was one of the worst!)

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ive done the wedding ring and it said boy first which was right and my next should be a girl. his heartbeat was always over 140 so thats wrong.. Ive read about a cabbage test dont know the details i'll have to google it

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cabbage test

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.

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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! Smile

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I might have to try the cabbage test for fun Smile 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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"tink9702" wrote:

These all make me laugh! Mostly because of the fact that if you are having mixed boy/girl twins none of these would work! Smile

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!

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"ChristaM" wrote:

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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"angelover02740" wrote:

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.