10 Gender-Predicting Old Wives' Tales

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by Lindsay Hutton

Wondering if your little bundle of joy will be a boy or a girl? While the only accurate way to find out your baby's gender during pregnancy is from your doctor, playing the guessing game can be a lot of fun. Read on for some of the wackiest old wives' tales believed to predict the gender of your baby, and try some for yourself. And then tell us--were they right?

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Small child looking at mother's pregnant belly

How Low Can You Go?


Rumor has it that if you are carrying your baby high, it's a girl. Carrying low? Stock up on blue.

Similar tales say if you carry in front, you've got yourself a little boy, and if you expand horizontally, it's a girl.

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August 29, 2014



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