What Old Wives tales were true?!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

I have awful pregnancy headaches and it’s a girl. But I have had to shave my legs less.

Post # 6
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I had a girl, and my morning sickness was bad, my skin was terrible in the beginning, and I carried high.

Post # 7
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@eecuadrado:  I read that headaches were a sign of being pregnant with a girl (I am pregnant with a girl) because of the extra hormones that the baby girl is adding to your body. (I had terrible headaches from 6 days post O through 22 weeks).

My hair looks great (wives tale says if your hair sucks in pregnancy its because the girl is taking away from your beauty). 

Skin – I’ve had more pimples in the past 28 weeks then I have in the last 28 years. Bad skin is a girl sign. 

Chinese calendar said boy.

My right boob is bigger than left boob = boy

Craved salts/carbs = boy


i can’t think of any others. but there was a thread a couple of weeks ago that had 25 old wives tales on it and I had 14 girl signs, 10 boy signs & 1 undecided.

Post # 8
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

haha NONE of them were true! I had an easy pregnancy, no sickness, but it was a girl. And she had a whole full head of hair but I never really had heartburn. So … those old wives were useless to me!

Post # 11
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I didn’t really have morning sickness and I’m carrying low. It’s a BOY!!

Post # 12
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I had heard that if you crave sweet you were having a boy, salty you were having a girl.  When I was pregnant with my oldest I did crave sweet, I wanted those bite sized snickers ALL the time.  I ended up having a boy. 

My second pregnancy I craved both sweet and salty and luckily that year they came out with those Take 5 bars (best thing EVER) the perfect blend of sweet and salty.  I had twins, a boy and a girl!

Post # 13
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Lol it seems like a lot of these go either way depending on what website you’re looking at 😛 Like @NurseMandie:  heard that if you’re craving sweets it’s a boy and I heard the opposite, that craving sweets meant a girl. 

I am having a girl and I…

Have been craving sweets

Haven’t had any morning sickness

Have had worse acne than I ever have in my life

I went to two different chinese gender predictors online and one said boy and the other said girl. I also did the string and needle test thing years ago and it told me I was going to have all boys, so who knows? Lol, I wish I could be superstitious about this stuff but the old wives tales don’t seem to be particularly accurate. 


Post # 14
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Ooh, let me do a few more (It’s a girl):

SWEET/SALTY: I have heard this both ways. I crave salt and despise sweet right now.


BAD SKIN/HAIR VS GOOD: Maybe? Depends on the week. Sometimes it’s great. I have good and bad hair days. Maybe she’s a hermaphrodite.

CARRYING LOW/HIGH: Can’t tell yet, too early.

CHINESE CALENDAR: True. Couldn’t escape this one as almost every day was girl for my age.

MORNING SICKNESS: False. I had it, but not badly, and only for 4 weeks.

HISTORY OF PARENT’S CHILDREN: True. Mom had all girls.

HR OVER 140: True. Her heart rate has always been over 140.

Post # 15
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@swanks4tw:  With my oldest (boy) I didn’t have any morning sickness.  With my twins (boy and girl) I had milk morning sickness, I’d throw up once and then I’d be fine the rest of the day.  I had heard if you have morning sickness its a girl, no morning sickness its a boy.

Also the Chinese charts were right, oldest was a boy on the chart and my twins would be either boy or girl and I had one of each lol.  I found that kind of funny.

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