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Old Wives’ Tales for Early Gender Prediction

December 19, 2015

Don’t you just love all of those well-meaning older ladies who give freely of their advice when it comes to pregnancy and childbearing? I swear once I became pregnant it suddenly seemed like the population of women over the age of 60 had tripled and they all knew everything I had to do to relieve my morning sickness, scolded me for over-exerting myself by pushing a grocery cart, and most entertaining of all, somehow knew the gender of my baby even before I did.

Whether you buy the old wives’ tales or not, they can be pretty entertaining to test out, and some people swear by their predictive power. So here are some common wives’ tales for early gender detection. What do you think – common pregnancy symptoms or clues of who’s to come?

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Angela graduated with her B.S. in Exercise and Wellness and is a NASM certified personal trainer who specializes in postpartum fitness and recovery. She enjoys writing, cracking jokes, and spending time with her family, preferably while fishing. She shares many of her life adventures on Instagram as @angelagrams

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I had two girls my first followed your “girl” rules. My second followed your “boy” rules.