Am I Having A Boy: Baby Gender Prediction Question Answered
I am I having a boy and I am I having a girl are common questions often posed by mothers-to-be. Sometimes they pose these questions to friends and relatives who may not be qualified to answer such questions.This article will look at the possible ways to know whether you are having a baby boy or not.
Is It Possible To Answer Such Question Correctly? Yes to some degree. Medical practitioners can use ultrasound scanning to know whether the coming baby will be a baby boy. This method involves moving a mouse-like devise over the pregnant woman’s tommy. This object transmits high frequency waves to the mother’s stomach which sends a message to the screen which is read and interpreted by the Ultrasonographer (technician). Ultrasound surveys the genitals of the coming baby and so the degree of accuracy depends on how developed the baby’s genital is. Generally, if male genitals are not visible, it is assumed that the baby will be a girl. The sitting position of the baby also counts. Of course, if the baby sits in a position which does not make the genital visible, it makes the job more difficult for the technicians, Because this method relies heavily on how well formed the genitals are, mothers are advised to go for the test when the pregnancy is between 18 and 22 months. This gives more reliable results.
Doctors and Ultrasonographers are the first to admit that this method is not foolproof but it is the most reliable so far. Apart from relying heavily on the development of the genitals, accuracy of the method also depends on the competence of the professionals and the type of machines used.
Mothers should also know that the primary aim of ultrasound is to check fetus development and detect possible anomalies and not to predict baby’s gender. Using this method to predict the sex of a baby is a secondary goal and some doctors may refuse to do ultrasound for the main purpose of baby gender determination.
I Am I Having A Boy: Other Methods To Answer The Question.
Methods such as amniocentesis, blood tests and urine tests using proprietary products could be used in the early state of pregnancy with a lesser degree of accuracy. Amniocentesis, like ultrasound is not purposely done to know whether a baby will be a boy or a girl but carried out on women more than 35 years carrying a pregnancy suspected to have a genetic disorder.
The Chinese Pregnancy chart is also used to predict the gender of a baby. On this chart, you connect the month of conception of the mother to her age. If they meet at a blue point, the chart says you will have a boy.
Old Wives Pregnancy Tales
1. Pregnancy Carriage. It is a baby boy if you carry low says this myth. And you carry low if your belly tilts towards the stomach.
2. Fetus Activeness. Active fetus is a sign of a boy coming because boys are believed to be more troublesome than girls.
3. Husband Weight Gain During Pregnancy. This myth says if the husband gains more weight during pregnancy the wife will likely have a baby boy.
4. Mothers Heart Rate During Pregnancy. This myth says you will likely have a boy if your heart rate is less than 140 per minute. Though a myth, some people claim it has had some scientific support as in the University of Kentucky findings.
In conclusion, mothers should know that when the fetus had been formed, there is nothing anybody can do to alter the gender.
However, there are natural methods you can use to tilt the scale in your favor if you want a baby boy and they are well handled here.
Jide Omiyale, a grandpa, writes extensively on relationship and family living to which he is dedicated. Jide is a researcher, an avid reader, a speaker and also a radio guest. Join him at http://pickthesexofyourbaby.com/. where he writes on baby gender selection, pregnancy, mother and baby.