Boy Or Girl? Gender Myths.

When I made my poll for my sidebar, regarding Peanut and whether they were a girl or a boy, it got me thinking about the old wives tales and myths that surround expectant Mummies and the sex of their babies. I've already had so many people tell me what gender they think I'm carrying based purely on my pregnancy symptoms.

So just for fun and because I am sat here trying to take my mind of my morning sickness, I figured that I would look at these myths and see based on them, whether Peanut is team blue or team pink..

MYTH: Baby girls' heart rates are faster than boys' heart rates.

At my last appointment with my Midwife, baby's heartbeat was 128 beats per minute. Apparently under 140 beats is a boy. 

MYTH: Carrying your baby high indicates a boy, while carrying low means you're having a girl.

I carried James really high. This time around my bump is low. So according to that I'm having a girl.

MYTH: If your body hair or nails grow faster during your pregnancy, you're having a baby boy. If hair and nails grow slower, you're carrying a girl.

Hair and nails are growing faster.. Hello bouncing baby boy.

MYTH: You are more likely to experience severe morning sickness if you are carrying a girl.

I've been moaning for long enough now about my morning sickness which is still going strong. Apparently that is all thanks to a baby girl. 

MYTH: Moms crave sour and salty foods with a baby boy and sweet foods with a baby girl.

I've kind of been craving both! The other day I asked Anthony to cook me some chips with loads of Salt but then most days I am craving Chocolate. I would say that the sweet cravings are more often though. So it's a girl.

MYTH: If your skin looks like it did in High School then you're carrying a girl.

Yep.. I feel like I am thirteen again... And not enjoying it. Thanks baby girl.

So based on the results it's 4-2 in favor of a girl... That's fine. One of each suits me :)

Now I just have to wait until the 8th of next month to put these myths to the test!

Don't forget to let me know what you think in my poll on my sidebar :)


  1. My guess is girl!! So I put my vote in!
    Although, with my second I had ALL the symptoms of a girl, and we now have two boys!! But I'm still going with a girl for you!
    And by chips you mean French fries, right? Lol!!

    1. Lol! Yeah French Fries! Sometimes I forget about the difference in certain words!

      I know a few people that had all the symptoms of a girl but ended up having a boy! I cannot wait to find out what Peanut is :) xx


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