Post # 1
So being Team Green and now 1 week and 2 days away from my due date, I am about to burst with anticipation trying to figure out if my little one is a girl or a boy! DH may tease me a fair bit but I love reading about old wives tales and trying to see which ones I most closely align with (it’s about a 50/50 split right now so I really have no idea!)
I know the linea nigra is a fairly common old wives tale and I just wanted to throw a poll out there for the bees to see how accurate it is. I believe they say that if it stops at your belly button, it’s a girl; if it goes all the way up to the top of your belly, it’s a boy. Was this accurate for you?
Mine goes all the way to the top of my belly, which goes along with my gut feeling that it’s a boy, but we shall see!
Post # 3
my line stops and i am having a boy. i think the nub theory is the only thing that holds any water.
Post # 4
I never got a line at all with either pregnancy!
Post # 5
I dont have a line but a close friend of mine does and she’s expecting a girll this July.
Post # 6
My line goes all the way up (faintly) and I am having a girl…
Post # 7
I didn’t vote, both because we don’t know the sex and because I don’t really have a linea nigra (yet). But my entire belly (mostly horizonally across my belly button and down) has decided to become hairy…the number one reason I’m not even going to think about wearing a bikini on our beach trip at the end of the month! Maybe it means I’m having a really super girly girl 😉
Post # 8
I see the line more above my belly button than under and I am having a girl.
Post # 9
I didn’t ever have a line with either of my pregnancies, and I have 1 boy and 1 girl.
Post # 11
My line went all the way up both pregnancies, I have one girl and supposed to have another girl according to the ultrasound.
Post # 12
No line for me. I just researched this and it said that fair skinned women are much less likely to have the line. (I have fair skin) But it said that 75% of women do have the line.
Post # 13
@Ree723: first I voted that I don’t know what line you’re talking about. Then I read your explanation and checked my belly I do not have any line, and I have a princess in there…
Post # 14
I never got one and I had three pregnancies, two were boys and one was a girl!
ETA: I should add that I have very fair skin.
Post # 15
These responses are so interesting! For some reason I always thought this was one of the more ‘accurate’ old wives tales but according to the poll results, it’s clearly not! I also didn’t realise so many people didn’t actually get a line! I’ve got olive skin so maybe that’s why I can see mine. I was sort of basing my feeling that this little one is a boy based on the fact that the line goes all the way to the top, but considering that has only been true for ONE person, maybe I should start reconsidering! lol
Post # 16
I didn’t get one with either of my pregnancies. I had twin boys the first one and a girl the second. I have fair skin color.