Interestingly, you may not have to wait as long as your doctor says. Here are five methods that may be able to tell you the gender of your baby as early as six weeks into your pregnancy!
Genital Tubercle Angle Theory There has been research to suggest that the gender of your baby can be While it is still too early to clearly make out boy or girl parts at 12 weeks gestation, apparently the gender can be determined based on the angle of the nub the genital tubercle. To determine gender based on a week ultrasound, a profile view of the genital region is needed. A horizontal line can then be drawn along the lower portion of the spine and then another one through the genital tubercle see below.
Based on the angle of intersection between those lines, you can determine: For more information on the Genital Tubercle Angle Theory, check out: Saad Ramzi Ismaal involving more than 5, ultrasound scans, gender can accurately be determined as early as six weeks gestation based on the position of the placenta.
Ramzi found that Want all the details? Read the original research article by Dr. Rumor has it that you can determine the gender of your baby based on an early ultrasound by studying the shape of their skull.
Baby girls are thought to have a more rounded forehead while baby boys will look more flat or slightly slope backwards. If anything, it will be fun to see if the prediction was right when baby arrives.
How do they work? You send in a small sample of blood and they analyze the fetal cells in your blood to check for the presence of a Y-chromosome. If they detect the Y-chromosome, you are having a boy. The absence of the Y-chromosome means that you are having a girl. If so, check out these companies: As far as we can tell, none of these are backed by any legitimate research, but some women swear by them!
The Cabbage Test This test apparently works because the cabbage reacts to the pH level of your urine. Buy a red cabbage they are actually purple , any size Chop up the cabbage into small chunks and put in a pot of boiling water Boil the cabbage for 10 minutes then remove from heat Head to the bathroom and pee in a clean cup Combine equal parts of your urine with the boiled cabbage water If the mixture turns PINK or RED, you are having a boy.
The Baking Soda Test Similar to the cabbage test, this one works by testing the pH acidity of your urine. All you have to do is add a tablespoon or so of baking soda to your urine sample.
If it fizzes and bubbles a lot, you are having a boy. If there is no reaction, you are having a girl. Take one of your rings and tie it to a long piece of string, dental floss, or even a piece of your hair which some believe makes the test more accurate. Lie on your back and dangle the ring directly over your pregnant belly. You can also have someone hold it for you. Be patient and the ring will eventually start to move.
If the ring swings in a circular motion, you are having a girl. If it swings side-to-side in a straight line, you are having a boy. Baby 2 See , ObGyn.