Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A full list of gender prediction tests and theories

It's estimated the 50-70% of expectant parents are now finding out the sex of their baby before the Big Day. So if you can't possibly wait nine long months to discover the sex of your baby, try one of these methods (some of them more reliable than others!) to predict the sex of your baby. While some appear completely random, others have proven to be highly accurate.

IntelliGender's Gender Prediction Test™ is a simple urine analysis similar to the pregnancy test you took a few weeks ago.  It uses first morning urine and a proprietary mix of chemicals which reacts with a combination of hormones to indicate the gender of your baby.  It can be performed as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy (six weeks from the first day of the missed period). It is an easy test to perform and provides quick results in-home so the news can be shared right away. Find out more info at Intelligender.com
Baking soda test- You put a little little bit of baking soda in the bottom of a disposable cup (enough to barely cover the bottom) and then add a little bit of your urine to it. If it fizzles like soda pop, it might be a boy. If there is no fizzle, it might be a girl. This technique was used by several women as a way to test the accuracy of their gender ultrasounds and out of 31 baking soda gender tests, 22 were right and 9 were wrong.

The Cabbage Test — Cut one red cabbage into chunks, boil for 10 minutes, then set aside. Head for the bathroom, and pee into a cup. In a separate cup, mix 1 part urine with 1 part cabbage water. If the water turns pink or red, this indicates boy. If the water is purple, it’s a girl.

Wedding ring test-
This test involves threading a wedding ring onto a thread or piece of hair. Hold the dangling ring over the pregnant belly of mum-to-be while she is lying down. If the ring swings back and forth like a pendulum, she is carrying a boy. If the ring swings in a strong circular motion, she is carrying a girl. No hard science supports this test beyond wishful thinking!

Chinese Calendar- Legend says that the Chinese gender charts are over 700 years old and over 90% correct if used correctly. The gender of your baby is predicted based on the month of conception and the mother's birthday - both expressed as dates in the Chinese lunar calendar. 90% correct seems like a big claim but, many mothers who have used these charts during pregnancy enthusiastically swear by their accuracy. Find out more info at Chinese Gender Prediction

Even and Odd theory- Legend has it that the Mayans determined a baby's sex by looking at the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both are even or odd, it's a girl. If one's even and one's odd, it's a boy.

Pregnancy acne- If you're breaking out like crazy, it might be a girl. The belief goes that girls steal their mother's beauty, hence, those annoying zits.

Sleep position- If you prefer sleeping on the right side, girl. Left side, boy.

Oldest child's hairline theory- You simply check the back hairline of the last sibling to predict the gender of the next sibling. If the hair comes to a duck tail, expect a baby of the opposite sex. If the hairline is straight across, you’ll be having a baby of the same sex.

High heartbeat theory- As the old wives' tale has it, if your unborn baby's heart rate is higher, above 140 beats per minute, that means you're carrying a girl. A lower heart rate below 140 bpm means you're having a boy.

Morning sickness theory- Another popular myth regarding baby gender prediction has to do with morning sickness. They say that if you are having little to no morning sickness, it means boy. If you have a lot of morning sickness, it means girl.
Food craving theory-
If the mother craves savory snacks such as crisps and pizza, she is said to be carrying a boy. On the other hand if she can’t get enough of chocolate and sugary sweets it is said to be a girl.
Skull Theory
Skull Theory is an at-home technique for predicting gender, although fans claim it has a 92% accuracy rate.  Basically, you compare your baby’s ultrasound profile picture to the diagram below, looking for certain ‘male’ or ‘female’ markers in the shape of the skull. Find more info and example pictures at Skull Theory

Nub Theory or "angle of the dangle"-
On ultrasound, if your baby is cooperating and is positioned in a favorable way, fetal sex can be determined during a scan when the fetus is about 12 weeks (about 14 weeks after LMP).

The determination is made by studying the angle between the genital 'bump' and the direction of the lower portion of the spine. The following images are not typical and intermediate forms do exist, establishing gender can sometimes be difficult. Find more info and example pictures at Nub Theory