Post # 1
I’m 17+1 today with my first OB appt and anatomy scan coming up at almost 21 weeks.
We did IVF and I was under the care of my clinic until 12+4.
At that ultrasound, the tech said it could be a boy, but my specialist would not confirm as she said there was a 50/50 chance either way.
Yesterday I visited my family and my Mom commented that my belly is pretty round.
I was overweight pre pregnancy with previous abdominal surgeries so my tummy was already protruding and lopsided because of these factors.
I’m starting to show a bit, but it also looks like I could have just gained weight.
My question is, is there any truth to the theory that the way the belly grows/sits could suggest whether baby is a boy or girl?
Darling Husband and I are hoping for a girl as we only have brothers and I don’t have a lot of family, Aunts, or cousins. However, any baby is a great blessing after our TTC journey.
Thank you for any replies, and have a great day! 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I am 38 weeks pregnant with baby #1.
They THINK I am having a girl, but aren’t 100% sure (they are going by the fact they couldn’t find a penis as opposed to getting a clear shot of ‘lady bits’). I am very long waisted with legs a little on the short side (all women in my family are)….thus it looks like I am carrying very low, and you can barely tell I am pregnant from behind. So for my clan at least, the ‘old wives tale’ doesn’t seem to apply to us because we look pretty much the same whether we are carrying a boy or girl due to our slightly unusual body type 🙁
Post # 3
weightwatchers152 : No, the way you carry depends way more on other factors- whether it’s your first pregnancy, how long/short your torso is, how strong your abdominal muscles are, and the position of your uterus and baby. Also, 17 weeks would be pretty early to determine how you’re carrying. I think you’ll just have to wait until your next ultrasound to find out. Congrats either way! I originally wanted a girl but couldn’t be happier with my sweet son!
Post # 4
From what I’ve read the way you carry has way more to do with your genetics/abdominal muscles than the baby’s gender. Also I think the old wives tale is more for how you’re carrying at 30+ weeks.
Post # 5
I didn’t know whether I was having a girl or boy and the majority of people guessed boy based on how I was carrying. I also had a feeling it was a boy. It was indeed a boy.
Obviously it’s 50/50 but I think here is some truth to it. My BFF had a boy then a girl two years later and I thought she looked different the second time. Her belly was much wider instead of straight out and she didn’t look as pretty lol
Post # 6
I had a girl and while my belly was very round and cute, the rest of me plumped up as well haha. Congrats on the pregnancy!
Post # 7
We were team green and everyone swore I was having a boy based on how I was carrying. I’m tall and naturally thin and I carried baby mostly in the front like a basketball (though by the end I was gigantic and had gained over 50 pounds). I had 4 dreams throughout my pregnancy that baby was a girl. We indeed had a girl. I don’t think you can predict baby’s sex based on how you look while pregnant.
Post # 8
I’m due next week and people still stop me to ask me if I’m having a boy because of my super round belly.
Its a girl. We check every appointment lol.
So the shape doesn’t really mean anything 🙂
Post # 9
I’m currently 6 months pregnant with a boy and the only weight I have gained is in my stomache. Looks like I have a ball in my shirt and frankly I’m happy with that. I hope it stays that way. My friend who is pregnant with a girl and due a month after me it pretty much the same excpet her stomache is alot lower and mine is higher up.
Post # 10
pickles325 : Your friend probably looked different the second time more so because it was her second! Your abs are just stretched out (even for fit moms) after the first one so you won’t carry as high and tight, unfortunately….
Post # 11
from the moment i started showing, everyone told me i was having a boy. and he was a boy.
we didn’t find out the sex until birth. i had no feeling one way or another and i wanted it to be a girl only to prove everyone wrong.
prepregnancy, i was petite (5 ft) and in great shape. the baby could only grow out, i was all baby. i think everyone carries their baby differently.
Post # 12
Everyone who sees me comments that it must be a boy based on how I look – I’m 5’8 and was fairly skinny pre-pregnancy, I’ve now got a bump like a basketball, and have actually lost weight everywhere else (36 weeks, gained 5.8kg all up mainly boobs & bump!)
I’m actually having a girl. Confirmed by Percept DNA test. The old wives tale is rubbish.
Post # 13
weightwatchers152 : I don’t think so. I’m 20 weeks this week and I have a very round belly, but apparently I have some large fibroids which make me measure larger then I really am.
Post # 14
I don’t think you can tell, people just carry differently. I’m having a boy, and I look like I stuffed a watermelon in my shirt. Nobody has ever commented on whether it looks like a girl or boy bump…
Post # 15
I’m a nurse and we had a patient who came to the clinic weekly. Our staff was mostly young , married women and whenever we were pregnant he would guess the sex based on how we were carrying. He did 4 or 5, and was always right! And his name was Mr. Wright!!