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When I was pregnant with my first child, I was working at the neonatal intensive care unit of the institution where I was doing my postgraduation. So, during one of my duty days, a very senior sister looked at me and told me, "you will deliver a boy.."
"Okay, we'll see," was my reply.
And yes, after completing my 9 months, I did deliver a baby boy. That sister came to pay me a visit and congratulated me and also told me, "See I told you so."
Exactly 2 and a half years later, I was in a similar situation. As I was waiting for my routine antenatal check up, I happened to meet her again. She looked at me from top to bottom and told me, "You will have a boy again dear." So I was like,"No, no, please take your words back; I want a girl this time.." She smiled at me and then left to do her work.
So after going home, my over stimulated brain started thinking as to how she can guess so accurately. So I finally consulted my best friend, 'Google'.
And I got hundreds of results on 'gender prediction tests'. Right from your complexion, your hair growth, your breast size to the shape of your tummy, your cravings and also your partner's weight! All these can predict the gender of your unborn. These are called the 'old wives tales'.
You are carrying a girl if:
You crave sweet foods more,
Your hair and complexion have become dull compared to before,
Your tummy looks like a watermelon from the front or you are carrying high,
Your left breast is bigger than the right and
Your partner has maintained or lost weight!
You are carrying a boy if:
You crave for salty foods more,
Your complexion is bright and hair is shiny,
Your tummy looks like a basketball from the front or you are carrying low,
Your right breast is bigger than the left and
Your partner gains weight!
And the list goes on..
But the best one was the Chinese calendar. It claims to be 99 percent accurate. Well, it was true in my case both the times!
Ultimately, it doesn't matter whether you are giving birth to a boy or a girl; but yes these tests would be fun to do on ourselves and near and dear ones.!
I did try it on my close friend when she was pregnant; I had a look at her tummy and told her she was having a boy. And voila! She did!!
So for all you pregnant ladies, the next time when you go out and some aunty tells you that you will have a girl/boy; you can tell them, "Yes I know, my 'Google' aunty has already told me!!" ;-)