21 Myths About Getting Pregnant With A Baby Boy

21 Myths About Getting Pregnant With A Baby Boy

Giving birth to your own bundle of joy is an amazing feeling for any woman in the world. Couples always should prefer a healthy baby, rather than giving importance to the gender of the baby. In Indian household, even now there are many couples who prefer or to be more precise, who crave for a male baby. A male baby is any day considered as an heir to the family. Added to that, many of the couples think that the boy will look after the parents during the old age, which may or may not happen.
Here is a list of the myths which tells you that you may give birth to a baby boy.

Having sex during fertile period:

Many couples have the myth or you would be advised by your elders, that if you have an intercourse during the fertile period or if you follow the safe sex period, your chances of having a male baby will increase. This myth might be true or might not be true. Scientists and doctor’s world over are still figuring out the truth of this statement. But as a couple, if you definitely vouch for this statement, you can have sex during fertile period and take a chance.

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Baby’s heart beat:

Another myth, which many of you may have heard from your grannies, is related to the baby’s heart beat. When you go for a medical checkup during your pregnancy term, the doctor will definitely check the heart beat of the baby.

If the heart beat of the baby is found to be lower than 120 per minute, your family members might say that you will give birth to a baby boy. However, this myth has to be still proved, to be believed by all.

Sleeping to the left:

During your pregnancy, if you always tend to sleep to your left, your chances of giving birth to a baby boy is on the higher side. The relevance to this statement can be found out from any of your grannies, who have given birth to baby boys.

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Low baby bump:

Once your pregnancy is confirmed and your tummy starts bulging, everyone starts noticing your baby bump. That the baby bump can say a lot about the gender of your baby, is another myth, which many people vouch for.

If you are having a low baby bump, and the bump is lying very close to your pelvis, many say that for sure you are going to give birth to a baby boy. So, keep watching your baby bump, if you are a believer of myths and if’s and buts.

Morning sickness:

Morning sickness and pregnancy go hand in hand. Mommies who don’t experience morning sickness are very rare to find. The myth surrounding morning sickness tells that, if you have not been experiencing any morning sickness, during the first three months of your first trimester of pregnancy, then the chances of you giving birth to a baby boy is all the more.

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Hairy legs:

This may sound funny. During your pregnancy term, if your legs are found to be more hairy than the other parts of your body, then it is believed that you might be carrying a baby boy. So keep observing your legs, to find out if it is more hairy than the other parts of your body.

Regular headaches:

If you are having regular headaches during your pregnancy, there is a myth that you may be carrying a baby boy. But if the headaches are too often and it strains you out, then do not neglect your health and it would be advisable that you visit your doctor and know the exact reasons for the regular bouts of headaches. Definitely, no medical journal has still verified that, moms to be who experience headaches during the pregnancy term may give birth to baby boys.

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Lustrous hair:

If your hair, which is your crowning glory, has started to become all the more lustrous and enviable, grannies believe that you may give birth to a baby boy. If you definitely believe in the myths and your granny’s words, then do take care of your hair well and keep anticipating for a baby boy.

Cold feet:

Cold feet are another problem which many moms to be suffer from. There is a myth, around these cold feet too. If you are one of the moms to be who experience cold feet regularly during your pregnancy, then your chances of giving birth to a baby boy will be higher.

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Going bananas:

If you are a lover of banana fruit, reading this myth will for sure, make you go bananas. If you crave for bananas all the time once you have conceived, there might be higher chances of you giving birth to a baby boy. This myth is not only told in India, but many other advanced countries too believe this. So, if you and your family are craving for a baby boy, you know what is it that you need to do, to have higher chances of getting a baby boy.

Salty foods:

If you were a lover of salty foods all through the days before you got pregnant, and if your craving for salty food continues even after you have conceived, it is believed that you will give birth to a baby boy. Don’t know how far this myth will turn out to be really true, but, keep watching your eating habits and you can know for yourself, you are carrying a baby boy or not.

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Partner gaining weight:

It is a well known fact that, moms to be will definitely add on or put on weight during their pregnancy. But this myth is quite different from that fact. The myth is that, if your partner or husband puts on weight during your pregnancy term, you may give birth to a baby boy. So, do not forget to keep checking your partner’s weight, whenever you go for your monthly check ups.

High calorie diet:

If you always had a high calorie diet even before you got pregnant, and also continue the same thing during your pregnancy period, many people of your family believe that you will give birth to a baby boy.

It would be advisable otherwise also for you to have a healthy and high calorie diet, to keep good health both for you and your baby’s well being. So, do keep a tab on your diet, if your craving for a baby boy is all the more.

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Conceiving in winter:

Winter, as you know is called the season of love making. Definitely the cold weather helps you and your partner to cuddle and make love more often than in other seasons. It might not be surprising to know that you will have higher chances of conceiving in winter. And once your pregnancy gets confirmed, you will have higher chances of getting a baby boy. So, do have more love making sessions in winter, if you and your family craves for a bonny baby boy all the more.

Pointing Palms:

If many people start observing your palms, and if your palms always points downwards when you show your palms to them, then it is told that your chances of giving birth to a baby boy is all the more higher. So, always keep observing your palm, when you show it to others.

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Holding keys:

Can you ever believe this? The way you hold the keys of your house or your car, will be able to determine the gender of your baby. It is said that, if you hold the keys of your house or your car by the upper portion or the ring finger, it means that your chances of you carrying a baby boy is more.

Wriggle baby:

Once your pregnancy is confirmed and your baby bump starts growing, your sleep pattern and the shape of your body totally changes. Keep observing your sleep pattern then. If your baby wriggles a lot during your sleep time, and you have a disturbed sleep, the elders in your house tell very often that, you are carrying a baby boy.

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Clear skin:

Pregnancy is the time to be always happy and cheerful. If your skin is clear and free of pimples, acne and dark circles and you also have a high longing for a baby boy, then you can jump in joy, for your clear skin tells that you have a greater chance of giving birth to a baby boy.

Smaller hips:

Pregnancy obviously leads to weight gain. If you are prone to put on weight all over, but if your hips remain as the same before you were pregnant, you can be all the more positive that your child will be a baby boy.

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Dry and cracked hands:

Keep observing your hands often after you get pregnant. If you ever observe that your hands are always dry and cracked, then the chances of you giving birth to a baby boy is all the more. Since, boys tend to be more rough and tough as compared to the girl babies.

Ring Test:

Another myth which surrounds around determining the gender of your baby is the ring test. Once your baby bump is visible, ask your husband to hold a pure gold ring, which is tied to a thread or a chain. Keep observing the direction in which the ring rotates, once it is suspended. If the ring swings or rotates from left to right, you can believe that it could be a baby boy for you.

So, these were some of the myths related to a baby boy. Although there is no scientific backing behind these myths, but they are still believed by many people in India as well as across the globe.

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