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.
Write in a journal throughout the pregnancy, and keep notes of what you personally think the baby is. If you talk with others about it, you may be swayed by their thoughts. Your intuition may well predict the gender of the baby. According to the New York University Langone Medical Center, a Johns Hopkins study found that 71 percent of women could determine the sex of their baby, based on their own guess.
Ask your doctor to keep a lookout when he conducts your second trimester ultrasound. If your child is cooperative, you may be able to see if he has or she doesn’t have certain body parts.
Ask your doctor to take a look at the chromosomes in the DNA of the blood of your amniotic fluid. This test is conducted with high-risk pregnancies to check for certain diseases or problems. It isn’t done for every pregnancy, but if your doctor is in there anyway, he can take a look. This is especially useful if you have a shy baby.
Take a look at yourself in a full-length mirror. You’re probably doing a lot of that anyway as your belly grows. Check out what your tummy looks like. Some say that boys ride low in your abdomen and stick way out in front, while girls are higher and let your weight spread out against your sides a bit. Unfortunately, some say the exact opposite is true so the accuracy of this test isn’t reliable, but it does give you a chance to conjecture during those final weeks of pregnancy.
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