Pregnancy is a time for celebration, discomfort, and of course, estimation. Yes, estimation of your baby’s gender is what everyone, including you, would love to do. We say estimation because gender prediction is not simply a guesswork. Often you meet people who try to know more about your pregnancy symptoms and then come up with a conclusion on the sex of your baby!
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All those ‘golden nuggets of predictions’ that everyone seems to offer can overwhelm you. But, how true are those gender prediction tests? Can pregnancy symptoms tell you whether you’re having a boy or a girl?
Here are a few symptoms based on which the gender is predicted:
Darker urine indicates that you’re having a boy while cloudy urine indicates that the baby is a girl.
Another theory talks about breast size indicating whether it’s a girl or a boy.
Cold feet could mean that you’re having a boy.
How can we forget the heart rate test, which states that a heart rate of fewer than 140 beats per minute means that the baby is a boy, and anything above 140 beats per minute indicates that the baby is a girl.
If experts are to be believed, there is no sure-shot way to predict a baby’s gender, solely on the symptoms you experience. According to Yale University professor, Dr. Sonya Abdel-Razeq, “Although many cultures define many ways of predicting the fetus’ gender, there is no scientific evidence to support any theory.”
While there are many pregnancy symptoms that may determine your baby’s sex, they are a farce. As we mentioned above, there are no scientific studies that can help ascertain the truth behind these so-called gender prediction tests.
Why Are The Symptoms Different For Every Mom?
Every pregnancy is different, and it depends on many factors like, past pregnancies, environment, age, etc. Any symptoms you may experience are all a result of your body’s unique needs. So, you may develop cold feet, and your fetal heart rate may be well below the slated 140 beats per minute but end up giving birth to a girl.
Gender prediction tests cannot accurately predict whether the fetus is male or female, especially when you are only considering pregnancy symptoms as a marker.
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