old wives' tales-fact or friction?

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  1. annem

    annem Well-Known Member

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    Are any of these true for you?

    -craving sweet things if its a girl

    -the ring on thread test

    -if you gain weight all over its a girl. If you mainly gain weight on the bump its a boy.

    -if your partner gains weight as well its a girl.

    -carrying baby low its a boy and high its a girl.

    -difference in foetal heart rate. Its faster if its a girl.
     
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    definitely not...especially where the bump is. Mine has always been low but I'm having a girl.
     
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    Definatly not.
     
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    I had a boy:


    -craving sweet things if its a girl - My main cravings were for cheese & onion crisps & ice lollies (and chalk!)

    -the ring on thread test - Didn't do this as not married so no wedding ring

    -if you gain weight all over its a girl. If you mainly gain weight on the bump its a boy. - I gained weight all over & have the stretch marks on my bum & legs to prove it

    -if your partner gains weight as well its a girl. - OH gained weight but probably because I used to pig out a lot when pregnant & he felt that he should join in too!

    -carrying baby low its a boy and high its a girl. I carried fairly central so hard to say. My sister was sure I was having a girl though because of my bump.

    -difference in foetal heart rate. Its faster if its a girl. Austin's heart rate was usually between 110 & 130 so fairly slow for an unborn baby
     
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    -craving sweet things if its a girl
    so far thats true for me!

    -the ring on thread test
    didn't even bother with this test

    -if you gain weight all over its a girl. If you mainly gain weight on the bump its a boy.
    I've only gained weight on my bump and I'm having a girl

    -if your partner gains weight as well its a girl.
    he's on a diet!

    -carrying baby low its a boy and high its a girl.
    I'm carrying low and it's a girl

    -difference in foetal heart rate. Its faster if its a girl
    no idea about this one!
     
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    Nic'n'Keeley Well-Known Member

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    Are any of these true for you?

    -craving sweet things if its a girl
    Half true... but i had cravings for any food lol-
    the ring on thread test
    Didn't do the ring test :?

    -if you gain weight all over its a girl. If you mainly gain weight on the bump its a boy. I was told from behind you couldn't even tell i was pregnant..

    -if your partner gains weight as well its a girl.
    Didn't see him enough to notice :x

    -carrying baby low its a boy and high its a girl. I was carrying high

    -difference in foetal heart rate. Its faster if its a girl.

    Never really noticed :?
     
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    clairescunny55 Well-Known Member

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    -craving sweet things if its a girl-i craved sweet with my girl and boy

    -the ring on thread test - didnt try

    -if you gain weight all over its a girl. If you mainly gain weight on the bump its a boy. -true for both my pregnancies

    -if your partner gains weight as well its a girl. -not true

    -carrying baby low its a boy and high its a girl. -not true

    -difference in foetal heart rate. Its faster if its a girl.ryans heart was faster than millies
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  13. Squiglet

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    -craving sweet things if its a girl: nope with neither daughter.. only salty or savory.

    -the ring on thread test: mathematical probability, you do it enough times it will tell you a boy/girl... mines done both.

    -if you gain weight all over its a girl. If you mainly gain weight on the bump its a boy: I gained weight all over with Tia, but this time everyone said I have a boy bump.

    -if your partner gains weight as well its a girl: Sniggers... :rotfl: he's only gained weight because he eats crap and sits at a computer all day.. :roll:

    -carrying baby low its a boy and high its a girl: Tia was high... but this one is very low.

    They are all rubbish really... Of course they will be right for some women, but for an equal amount they won't..

    -difference in foetal heart rate. Its faster if its a girl: pssf... I had a midwife with Tia who said she would be a boy based on her hb... :roll: :rotfl:
     
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