There are many different ways that people have used, in the past, to try to predict their baby’s gender. From the famous “Drano” test to looking at how your baby is carried, most of these techniques for determining gender, while they may be fun to discuss, aren’t going to necessarily be accurate. The fact of the matter is that any given method of predicting your baby’s gender has a 50% chance of being correct, as there are only two genders to pick from. One of the ways that people have used to try to determine their baby’s gender is to think about their morning sickness.
There are those who think that severe morning sickness indicates a boy, while less or no morning sickness would indicate that you are going to have a girl. The reasoning behind this is that boys tend to be more “difficult” or “sour” than girls, and thereby cause problems with the woman’s belly. Of course, there are also those on the other side of things that think that severe morning sickness means that you are going to have a girl. Even among the myths about gender, there isn’t exactly complete agreement.
There are other myths beyond morning sickness about how to determine your baby’s gender. For many years it was actually believed in the medical community that gender could be determined by the heart rate of your baby. If your baby’s heart rate was more than 140 beats per minute, it was thought that you were going to have a boy. Recent scientific studies, however, have proven that this just isn’t necessarily the case. There is not a measurable difference in the heart rate of boys or girls while still in the womb.
There is, really, one effective way to determine your baby’s gender, and that is with an ultrasound. By locating the genitals on an ultrasound, the ultrasound technician or health care provider can determine your baby’s gender. In this regard, it is important to know whether the person using the ultrasound actually sees the labia, if they believe it to be a girl. Not seeing a penis is not enough to be certain that your baby will be a boy.