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Old wives tales? The Dark Cak Due July 30 (girl); Carrollton, Georgia 60 posts
28th Nov '12

So what kinds of old wives tales have most of you heard of I know about the heartburn means full head of hair and somethings you eat can determine gender but are there some interesting stories you'd like to share?

mommy287786 8 kids; Washington 437 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting The Dark Cak:" So what kinds of old wives tales have most of you heard of I know about the heartburn means full head ... [snip!] ... means full head of hair and somethings you eat can determine gender but are there some interesting stories you'd like to share?"


I dont know about the things you eat determining gender but I know at least in my case the one about heartburn means they will have hair is FALSE! I have had two boys and three girls, I had heart burn terribly with all three girls, only one of them had very little hair the other two where bald...like bald bald, no heart burn at all with either boy, and one was bald and one had lots of hair...so I would say (at least in my case) heart burn means girl if anything!

~Ba.zin.ga~39 weeks~ Due November 27 (girl); 1 child; Under your bed, OO, United States 4108 posts
28th Nov '12

I might have this backwards but I heard if you carry high it's a girl and low for a boy.( low=boy,high=girl?) I don't know. My DF's wife told me I was having a boy before my ultrasound and DS is all boy. I thought I was carrying in the middle lol.

LinzieBoBinzie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 4537 posts
28th Nov '12

what happened to be right for me



carrying low means boy high for girl
being clumsy means its a boy
girls steal moms beauty boys make her more beautiful
when asked to show your hands palms down means boy palms up means girl



now what wasn't right or idk!
aparently if you pee on a tablespoon of baking soda and it fizzles its a boy if not its a girl
leaky boobs during pregnancy means easy breastfeeding



that's all I can think of off the top of my head haha



and for gender determination. ..the chinese calender was wrong for me!

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
28th Nov '12

Sleeping on your back will kill the baby or lifting your arms anove you head will strangle the baby with its umbilical cord

mommy287786 8 kids; Washington 437 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Lynnsay B:" what happened to be right for me carrying low means boy high for girl being clumsy means its a boy girls ... [snip!] ... that's all I can think of off the top of my head haha and for gender determination. ..the chinese calender was wrong for me!"

Every one of these were right for me...Also I craved spice with my boys and sweet with my girls no lie!

mommy287786 8 kids; Washington 437 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting whack a mole crazy:" Sleeping on your back will kill the baby or lifting your arms anove you head will strangle the baby with its umbilical cord"

Whoa! haha glad neither of those are true!! I did sleep on my back up until brith (most of the time by accident) and I am very short so I have to lift my arms over my head pretty much every day just putting the dishes away!

LinzieBoBinzie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 4537 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mommy287786:</b>" Every one of these were right for me...Also I craved spice with my boys and sweet with my girls no lie!"</blockquote>




I put hot sauce on EVERYTHING and I want meat and veggies lol

Lilly and Laya's momma Due May 24; 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 8023 posts
28th Nov '12

Actually the hair one is pretty valid. High levels of Estrogen cause heartburn....high levels of Estrogen cause hair growth. I had heartburn every day with DD and she had a head full of hair:wink:

mommy287786 8 kids; Washington 437 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting Lynnsay B:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mommy287786:</b>" Every one of these were right for me...Also ... [snip!] ... my boys and sweet with my girls no lie!"</blockquote> I put hot sauce on EVERYTHING and I want meat and veggies lol"

I would find myself up at 4am eating jalapenos straight out of the jar!! plus I had to have them on everything!

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mommy287786:</b>" Whoa! haha glad neither of those are true!! I did sleep on my back up until brith (most of the time by ... [snip!] ... by accident) and I am very short so I have to lift my arms over my head pretty much every day just putting the dishes away!"</blockquote>




I am pretty stuffed up and i usually wake up with terrible hip pain from laying on my side so laying on my back is the only thig that helps. He kicks normally and is just fine so it doesn't seem to be bothering anything! And im really short too so i have to reach a lot

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
28th Nov '12

with my daughter I had major heart burn and she had a TON of hair. and I carried higher than with this one ( boy).
there is the one about the heart rate. but my dd sometimes had a "boy" hear rate and sometimes a "girl" heart rate.

mommy287786 8 kids; Washington 437 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting furrbabiesmommy:" with my daughter I had major heart burn and she had a TON of hair. and I carried higher than with this ... [snip!] ... ( boy). there is the one about the heart rate. but my dd sometimes had a "boy" hear rate and sometimes a "girl" heart rate."

yes they say girls are faster, over 140 and boy are supposed to be under, but my boy was always at 155...

LinzieBoBinzie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 4537 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mommy287786:</b>" yes they say girls are faster, over 140 and boy are supposed to be under, but my boy was always at 155..."</blockquote>




Same...my boy is steady in the 150s

The Dark Cak Due July 30 (girl); Carrollton, Georgia 60 posts
29th Nov '12

Wow this is a lot of good information, I'm pretty sure mine is going to be semi bald because I'll get heartburn in spurts.
Like the food determining the gender thing I mean I've heard like back in the day a woman whom was in a area of plentiful food (high in fats and carbs etc) were more likely to have boys while women whom had very little access to food usually had a girl due to the fact females tend to be more built for endurance.