Signs You May Be Having A Boy!

Wondering if you’re going to be having a happy baby boy? You’re not alone. Many expectant mothers can’t wait to reveal the gender of their baby. Not only does knowing the gender help parents to feel even more connected to their future baby, but it can be a big help in picking out a name, preparing a nursery, and buying gender-specific baby items. At the end of the day, all any expectant mom wants is a healthy happy baby, regardless of sex. Of course, it is pretty fun to guess along the way. Think you might be having a boy? Here are five signs that all point to painting the nursery blue.

Craving Salty Foods

Feeling drawn to chips or pickles? How about french fries? If you’re craving salty foods, you might just be pregnant with a boy. Research suggests that between 50% to 90% of all pregnant women will experience food cravings at some point during their pregnancy. Popular belief indicates that women carrying girls will crave sweets, while those carrying boys crave savory and salty foods.

Lower Fetal Heart Rate

Another factor that could indicate gender is the fetal heart rate. Some claim that if your baby’s heart rate is around 140 beats per minute, you are carrying a boy. A faster heartbeat would indicate that you’re carrying a girl. While studies don’t show truly significant differences between the heart rates of male and female fetuses, myth and anecdotal evidence says otherwise!

Wondering if you’re going to be having a happy baby boy? Here are five signs that all point to painting the nursery blue.

Carrying Low

If your baby is positioned quite low, you are likely having a boy. If you’re carrying high, you might be having a girl. While the shape and how you carry during pregnancy has more to do with the shape of your uterus and abdominal muscles, enough people have found this to be true enough that the myth lives on!

Little Morning Sickness

Can the severity of morning sickness really predict gender? Many people believe it to be true. With girls, the thought is that hormone levels are higher, therefore morning sickness is more intense and prominent. With boys, it is believed that there is not much in the way of morning sickness, and that part of the pregnancy is smooth sailing. While morning sickness can vary from woman to woman, a study published in The Lancet revealed that women suffering from severe morning sickness were, in fact, more likely to have girls.

Skin Condition

Have smooth glowing skin? How about thick lustrous hair? Well, then you might just be having a boy. Many people believe that a girl baby will “steal the mother’s beauty” thus causing limp and dull hair or breakouts on the skin. Conversely, those carrying boys tend to experience the best skin of their lives, as well as hair with more luster and strength. Of course, at the end of the day, both skin and hair have more to do with your individual hormones than gender!

While these signs are fun to think about, the most accurate ways to determine gender are through DNA blood tests, ultrasounds, or simply waiting until you give birth! Most DNA blood tests can determine gender at around 9 weeks. On an ultrasound, gender can be seen between 18 and 20 weeks. What do you think you’re going to have?

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