From pregnancy cravings to Chinese birth calendars, it’s time to check out these old school (and just-for-fun!) ways of predicting your baby’s gender:
Honestly, there’s no real way of knowing until you have your ultrasound scan at 20 weeks – but plenty of people SWEAR by these old wive’s tales and gender prediction tests…
Where is your bump sitting?
This one’s easy; all you have to do is look down. If your bump is carrying high, with the weight spread out more around your middle, then you’re apparently having a pink one. If it’s sitting low and at the front of your body, you’re all about that blue.
You take your baby to the pediatrician for her regular check-ups, vaccines, and at the first sign of a fever. You keep her away from runny-nose friends and steer clear of the sun. You babyproof your home and gently bandage her boo-boos.
All to make sure your child grows up healthy and strong. But compelling new research is showing that the strength of your emotional bond with your baby may well trump all of those other measures you take to help her thrive.
There are decades of evidence to back up Dr. Chopra’s claims. In one study from Ohio State University, rabbits that were cuddled by researchers were protected against the artery-clogging effects of a high-cholesterol diet.
Walk with your right foot first, you’re having a boy; the opposite, you’re having a girl. This was according to the Distaff Gospels — a wonderful source for medically questionable stunners, some of which were, if not exactly prescient or accurate, at least well-intentioned: For example, the Gospels cautioned that if at the hour of conception, “neither feels affectionate love for the other, a female of bitter disposition is born.”