Many women dream of having a diva daughter or spunky son and want to start planning for the future the minute the pregnancy test comes back positive. While the only accurate method for determining the baby's gender is amniocentesis, there are a few ages-old methods that have been used throughout the years.
In a 2007 Gallup Panel poll, when asked if they'd want to know the sex of their baby, 47 percent of Americans said they'd want to know if they were having a boy or a girl prior to their baby being born. If you're in that 47 percent, you'll be pleased to know that there are clinical tests that can be done to determine the sex of your baby prior to your baby's arrival.
Long before the advent of ultrasound technology, moms eager to determine what sex their new baby would be devised systems of signs that purportedly indicated the gender of the unborn tot. Today, moms-to-be can turn to science for a more foolproof means of gender prediction; however, many moms still delight in trying some of these old-school gender-prediction methods. If you are curious as to what you are going to have, try some of these home-spun prediction methods and see which gender comes out on top.
Professionals and stay-at-home moms alike have tried many methods for generations to determine the sex of their unborn children. Using wedding rings as pendulums, checking out Chinese lunar calendars, experiments with drain cleaner and other liquids, fortune tellers and a few more have been old wives' tales for centuries. But while sometimes expectant moms and dads make a lucky guess, the truth is that only a qualified doctor can accurately determine the sex of an unborn child.
When you are pregnant, the first question everyone seems to ask you is if you are having a girl or a boy. And it does make sense to know. You only have to pick one name, you can start buying clothes and you can decorate the nursery. Old wives' tales aside, you can determine the sex of your baby medically.
Some parents want or need to choose their baby's gender. Because of technological advances, you can now easily turn to science to help give you either a boy or girl baby. This process costs close to $20,000 each try as of 2010, and it may take a few tries before you become pregnant.
Long before ultrasounds were common, moms wanted to know whether they were carrying a boy or a girl. During the many months of waiting to find out, they created many myths that they hoped gave clues as to the sex of their baby. One such old wives' tale involves what mom craves during pregnancy. And it works the same as it did in past generations to give moms who don't know the sex a fun activity to try to guess the sex. Just don't rely on it to as a reliable gender prediction.
You don't have to wait nine months to find out whether you will have a baby boy or girl. Several tests exist that will tell you the sex of your baby while it is still in your womb so that you can choose a name ahead of time and start decorating the nursery in the right colors. Keep in mind, though, that these tests can be risky, and you may wish them to only be done if you have concerns about the baby's health.
While some expecting parents want the sex of their baby to be a surprise, many parents do want to know the sex. The good news is that if you're one of those parents who do want to know, you can try a few things to find out your baby's sex while you are still pregnant. While no method of finding out your baby's sex prior to giving birth is 100 percent accurate, some methods have a higher degree of accuracy than others.
You have such little control about what happens while you are pregnant. From day one, your control was relented to your partner, whose sperm determines the sex of the baby. Knowing the sex of your baby may ease some of your tension. You can take charge of nursery design, clothing selection and bedding choices. You can also start getting to know your little one and introducing him to others with his proper gender and his chosen name.