With the advancement of technology and increased medical expertise, it can be pretty easy nowadays to figure out the sex of your baby. But we’ve all heard of those old wives’ tales that claim to make a prediction about that little bundle of joy growing inside of you. From salty cravings to magic ring tests, we’ve compiled 8 unusual pregnancy myths around the world that might surprise you.
1. SWEET TOOTH
Serious chocolate, ice-cream and cake cravings? According to superstition, if you’re longing for sweet treats during your pregnancy, it’s a girl! While salty and sour cravings reveal that you can count on a boy.
2. IT’S A MATHS GAME
This is a famous tale which is over 700 years old and many say it holds true! Take the age you were when you conceived, and the year your baby was conceived, if both numbers are even or odd, tadahh it’s a girl! If only one is even, and the other odd, then it’s a boy! This ancient superstition still believed today is something the Mayan people took to be accurate.
3. TUBBY HUBBY
You heard right, if your partner puts on weight during pregnancy, its believed to reveal the sex of your baby. So if the father to-be has been looking a little tubby, then it’s a boy all the way!
Believe it or not, if you have acne and skin problems during your pregnancy, this old wives’ tale claims that your darling little girl inside of you is seizing your beauty! Whereas if you’re glowing and blooming, you’re carrying a boy. Crazy right?
5. MORNING SICKNESS
A completely normal side effect of pregnancy, but it’s believed that if a woman experienced a queasy stomach in the first trimester, it’s most likely to be a baby girl.
6. IRRATIONAL ANGER
Suffering from severe mood swings? Well apparently that means you’ve got an extra load of female hormones in you!
7. MAGIC RING SWING
A popular wives’ tale that’s been around for a very, very long time…Tie your ring through a piece of string and dangle it over your belly. If it swings side to side, legend predicts you’re having a daughter, but if it’s swinging in a circular motion then…Well you know the rest.
8. BASKETBALL BELLY
We’re sure you’ve heard of this one; if your baby weight is high in front, it’s a boy in there. But if the weight sits low and spread out, it’s likely to be a girl.