Pregnancy in the old world can be tough as many midwives and practicing physicians during those old ages have a hard time predicting the baby’s gender due to the lack of any technological devices such as ultrasound that predicts the gender of the baby accurately.
It is also important to take note that pregnancy before is a very unknown phenomenon in which medical practitioners don’t really necessarily know what happens deep inside the pregnant woman’s body and that can create confusion and turmoil in the part of the pregnant woman and the midwife’s.
It is also important to take note that pregnancy during our modern era today and the old ages are very different because humans, in general, are evolving at a steady but slow rate and this can be seen with the number of resistance to herbal medicine which was used before to help “alleviate” the symptoms of pregnancy.
With that said it isn’t bad to speculate about your baby’s gender with these interesting old wives tale predictions about your baby’s gender because some of these old wives tales that are said to predict gender can be possibly true for you and they might create speculation during your pregnancy which is fun, to say the least, who says they don’t like a bit of a thrill, after all, pregnancy itself is a mystery.
Although it is best advised to have an ultrasound check for more accurate gender reveal and at the same time make sure your baby is growing at a healthy and normal rate. Ultrasound and other prenatal tests could indicate any serious diseases or complications.
Also, it is important to remember that these old wives’ tales about gender can either be true or not true so it is best to not take these signs seriously as they may indicate faux predictions. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at some of the most interesting old wives tales and myths predicting baby’s gender
Old wives tales about gender
The baby’s heart rate
Another old wife’s tale that determined the gender of the baby is the heart relate to the said baby. If the baby has a slow heart rate that undergoes below or under 140 beats per minute then the baby is a boy. However, if the baby has heart rates above or over 140 beats per minute then the baby is a girl!
This old wives’ tale is a new tale of the modern era that is said to have been observed by doctors examining the baby’s heartbeat although there are still no relatively good studies proving this pregnancy myth.
The flavor cravings of the pregnant woman
This one is highly interesting because this old wives’ tale has been present historically in ancient Asian cultures such as the Chinese, Thai, Filipino and Japanese along with Mayan cultures.
If the pregnant woman is particularly craving for sweet foods such as sweet fruits, chocolate or anything with sugar then it highly means the baby inside her is a girl, while if the pregnant woman is carrying a boy she will likely crave salty or sour foods such as unripe mangoes, peanuts, dried fish or anything salty.
Position during Pregnancy
Sometimes many superstitions believe that the position of the pregnancy could indicate the gender of the baby if the woman is carrying high then it means it’s been a girl and if it the woman is carrying low then it means it’s a boy!
The beauty of the Pregnant woman during the stage
Many old wives tale about predicting gender also indicates the beauty of the “blooming” of the mother, if the mother is looking flawless during these stage of pregnancy then it could mean that she is carrying a girl and if she looks tired, has bumpy skin and looks stressed it could mean she is carrying a baby boy.
This wives’ tale is based on the anecdote that a pregnant woman carrying a girl means there is estrogen in her body which makes her ultra-feminine and beautiful while making her carry a baby boy could mean a lot of testosterone is filling up her body which makes her unattractive. Although in some cultures there e wives give tale is reversed.
The body temperature of the pregnant woman
If the pregnant woman feels significantly cold than her usual body temperature it means that she is carrying a baby boy inside her while if she is sweaty, warm and feels fizzy and then she is carrying a baby girl.
This old wives’ tale about predicting the baby’s gender through mommy’s temperature has been based on the recorded tracks of midwives attending pregnant women in the old hospitals, although it is still a highly unreliable source material.
Morning sickness during pregnancy
Some old wives tale highly believes that if a woman ever suffers from extreme or frequent morning sickness or morning hot flashes then the baby she is carrying is a girl while carrying a baby boy could indicate no sign or showing of morning sickness
Other Weird pregnancy tales that might surprise you!
Other myths include rumors that if a pregnant woman has swollen joints, legs of ankles then it means that her baby is a boy, in addition to that if a pregnant woman is said to have been acting clumsy during her it, then she is carrying a boy.
Interestingly, if a woman has been said to look elegant and graceful movements during pregnancy then her baby is more likely a girl, the overall mood of the woman can also indicate the gender of the baby. If the pregnant woman is happy, pleased, delighted, optimistic and ecstatic about her pregnancy then she is more likely carrying a boy. On the other hand, if she is moody, somber, grim and sometimes full of sadness then she is most likely carrying a baby girl inside her,