Some parents are always eager to know the sex of the baby before delivery. Therefore, they search for ways of predicting the sex of the unborn baby. But how reliable are the signs people use to predict the sex of the baby? The most reliable prediction is from a sonographer during the 20-week ultrasound scan. However, since some parents are impatient and eager to know the sex of their baby, they use many theories and prediction tests. The accuracy of these prediction signs varies, and only a few are backed up by scientific facts. This article highlights signs of whether to expect a boy or a girl and how much to rely on each of the signs.
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The Skull Theory
This popular scan-based theory assumes that a boy’s skull differs from a girl’s. Therefore, when you’re pregnant, you can use the scanned image to predict the sex of your unborn baby. The theory assumes a boy’s head is blockier and bigger than a girl’s skull. It also highlights differences in the shape of the forehead, jawbone, and cheekbones. However, no scientific stamp of approval supports this theory. In fact, experts agree that the differences are only visible years later during puberty.
The Ramzi Theory
This theory predicts the sex of the unborn baby by considering the position of the placenta in the uterus as early as 6 weeks of pregnancy. The theory claims it is a boy if the placenta is on the right and a girl if it is on the left. Although Dr. Saam Ramzi, the author of the theory, claims that it is 97% accurate, the findings were based on a small number of participants. Besides, the theory has never been replicated or published in a peer-reviewed article. Again, no scientific facts support the theory since some placentas are neither on the right nor the left side.
The 3 Lines Method
This is a common method of predicting whether it is a boy or a girl. During a 20-week scan, the sonographer pays attention to the genitalia. If they notice 3 lines (indicating the labia), the baby is a girl. The sonographer checks the outline of the genitalia, depending on the view of their view and the duration of pregnancy. The 3 lines prediction is reasonably accurate and very common, but the prediction is not cast in stone since it relies on the view and opinion of the sonographer.
Low or High Bump
How a woman carries the pregnancy can help predict the sex of the baby. For example, if the bump is all out, the chances are high that it is a girl. A lower, compact bump indicates it is a boy. Some strangers often use this method to predict the sex of the unborn child. However, the prediction could be right or wrong, like any other guess, since no scientific findings support this sign.
According to this prediction sign, women with severe mood swings are likely carrying a baby girl. However, considering the changes in hormones flowing in the body, every woman will highlight mood swings as one of the pregnancy signs. This suggests that moody women would give birth to girls, while sometimes the opposite happens.
The Baking Soda Test
The test uses chemistry to predict whether it is a boy or a girl. It is based on how the urine of pregnant women reacts with baking soda. If the urine fizzes after adding baking soda, the chances are high that it is a boy. If it is a girl, there is no significant reaction. Like most tests, this prediction method does not have scientific evidence, but it relies on the idea that the acidity of the urine is affected by the unborn baby.
These are exciting methods of predicting the sex of the baby. Although some methods are more reliable, the surest way is to wait until the delivery date. However, these exciting prediction methods can keep everyone waiting to see the outcome of their prediction.