Over the centuries, people have come up with all sorts of ways to try to determine whether they’re going to have a boy or a girl. Even today, some myths persist. One of those is the famous “Drano” test, which usually involves mixing your urine with Drano and observing the results. Other signs that people look for include things like how high the baby is carried.
These “old wives tales” are fun, but they’re inaccurate about half of the time. Unless you’re looking at an ultrasound, you really can’t know your baby’s sex.
Morning sickness is one of those areas where people like to assign meaning. Some people suggest that having morning sickness at all means your baby is healthy. In and of itself, this isn’t necessarily true. Other people suggest that the severity of morning sickness will determine whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
The “logic” behind this suggests that boys are somehow more difficult or “sour” than girls are, and that this somehow affects a woman’s level of morning sickness. On the other hand, some folks argue the opposite. When it comes to myths like this, there isn’t always consistency or agreement.
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.
Today, most folks choose to have an ultrasound in order to make sure that their baby is healthy. Some people still opt to leave the sex question open, while others want to know. If you truly do want to know your baby’s gender, leave it to science and not to morning sickness.
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