Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
What pregnancy/baby related Old Wives Tales have you heard?
If you carry low it’s a boy
If you crave sweets (or) have morning sickness (or) don’t break out it’s a girl
Eating spice food will make your baby have a temper
What are some you’ve heard? The crazier the better!
Post # 3
Heartburn means baby will have lots of hair.
Post # 4
@Mrs. Aardvark: I don’t have any good wives tales, but I love the ones that you posted so far haha! I am broken out like a crazy person and probably vomit every morning…so does that mean I’m having twins, a boy and a girl?!?
Post # 5
If you don’t want to have sex…you’re having a boy. If your SO doesn’t want to, then it’s a girl.
Post # 6
@babeandbabe – RE: “Heartburn means baby will have lots of hair.”
I actually read in a pregnancy magazine that it’s true! The more pregnancy hormones you have, the worse your heartburn will be. Those same pregnancy hormones are also responsible for hair growth on the baby.
I’ve been eating Tums like candy lately because my heartburn as been horrible. (I’ve never had heartburn before, only while pregnant. Any time I bend over or lay down, it comes on strong!) I’m kind of hoping baby has a full head of hair!
Post # 7
If the baby’s heartrate is over 140, it’s a girl. Anything below is a boy.
Post # 8
If the heartrate is higher than 140 its a girl, if it’s lower than 140 its a boy.
@MARIE: great minds!
Post # 9
With every baby you lose a tooth. SO not true. Babies have no effect on your teeth at all.
Post # 10
Also, if your husband gains weight along with you during pregnancy, you’re having a girl.
@MRSLMA: We must have been typing at the same time!!
Post # 11
My SIL heard every thing that said it was a boy (she’s carrying low, not sick, etc, etc)….
Can’t wait to meet my NEICE!
Post # 12
@almostmrsj: I’m carrying low, I’ve had no morning sickness and I’m having a girl too!
Post # 13
@ItWasntMe: Actually, the do if you don’t get the proper nutrients. If you are getting enough calcium….your body will pull it from your teeth.
Post # 14
@PrncssDva: ooo the wanting sex is one i haven’t heard…that puts me at a tie for old wives tale predictions lol
here’s a few i’ve heard…
raising ur arm above ur head for an extended period of time will cause the umb. cord to wrap around baby
if you have cold feet its a boy
A larger left breast indicates a girl….dark nipples indicate a boy
If you have a linea negra, and it extends from ur pelvic bone all the way past ur belly button to ur ribs, then its a boy….if it stop at ur belly button its a girl.
Hang ur ring on a string and hold over ur belly button, if it swings in a circle, its a girl, if it swings back and forth, its a boy. – I’ve also heard from some that if you do this same thing over the palm of the hand u write with, its way more accurate..who knows for sure….lol
A few directly from my mom (she’s full of superstitions and ol’ wives tales lol):
If you climb over ur hubby in bed, and ur belly goes directly over his, he will have strong cravings and pregnancy symptoms as well.
If you feel ur baby move early, its a boy, if you feel it late, its a girl.
Hanging around a person who annoys you all the time and/or more so now that your pregnant, will make the baby come out just like that person. (personality-wise)
Post # 15
My grandmother told me because my face got fat I was having a girl…. It was a boy.
If you have heartburn the baby has hair.
If you crave spicey food it’s a boy, sweets for a girl.
If I remember more I’ll edit.
Post # 19
@ItWasntMe: My mom got cavities with my little sister and the dentist told her that it was because of hte baby…….oh well