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November 9th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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How true do you think the old wives tale of how you carry can indicate the gener of your baby?

I tried looking it up online and there are conflicting info "if it's this it's a boy", etc... what's your take on this theory?

If you have had a baby, did this tale ring true for how you carried your baby?
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November 9th, 2008, 10:36 AM
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Lots of people guessed that Curtis would be a boy because of how I was carrying, all belly, all out in front (I think?). I didn't think much of it and still don't really lol..

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November 9th, 2008, 10:36 AM
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I carried more side to side, aka I was wider then out.. lol

I also don't trust those old wives tale.. Every test I did, screamed boy.. Even Adriana's heart rate said she should have been a boy, but obviously she wasn't..

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November 9th, 2008, 10:39 AM
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I found a site that has the "typical" list... link - there's a link to click to go onto page 2 which is about girl pregnancies.

I have bits of both - all bump, heartrate is always approx 150. no cravings, not sure if I'm carrying high or low?
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November 9th, 2008, 11:35 AM
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Ive always heard carrying low means you are having a boy. For me that was true. Also I've heard craving sour/salty stuff means you're having a boy. That one was also true for me.

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November 9th, 2008, 12:52 PM
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It hasn't been true for me, lol. I carried Lily very high and out, this one is low and compact and is still a girl. Their heart rates have both always been in the 150's, though.

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November 9th, 2008, 01:10 PM
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I don't put any faith into old wives tales because sometimes you can read on one site that if your carrying low its a boy and then on another, it says if you're carrying low it's a girl. Same thing with the heart rate. I think you can just use it for fun and laughs but know that's all there is to it.

Some people look at me and tell me I'm carrying a boy, others say girl. Even though my OBGYN was pretty convinced that I'm carrying a girl, I just say we'll wait and see. Maybe at the 32w u/s, she'll give me a clear shot and I can say for sure one way or the other.

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November 9th, 2008, 09:31 PM
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They have done research on many of the wives tales and only one KIND OF showed true. And that was how many days prior to Conception you had sex (24-48 hrs it was a boy, over 48hrs-girl.....but thats only in the high 60% category for correct)
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November 9th, 2008, 11:29 PM
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My grandmother can look at a pregnant women and say what she's having with 100% accurately! She says if you can't tell the women is pregnant when looking at her from the back (ie the women facing away from you) then it's a girl. I've tried the same technique and it's never right for me!
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