thread: Old Wive's Tales

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jun 2005

    Old Wive's Tales

    OK OK we've all heard some what are the ones you have heard, the most recent I have heard is about prediciting baby sex by heart rate, but the person telling me this piece of info could remember what rates = what sex so if someone can clarify that one for me also would be great.

    But what have you heard?

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Jul 2004

    I think i've heard just about all of them!

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Jun 2005

    the gender one is the only one I have heard off care to share a few

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW

    i do remember something about the heart rates, but cant remember which one is supposed to be which, so i wont even try to guess cause i will probably get it wrong. im sure there was a thread in here about it a few months ago though if you search for it?


  5. #5
    Registered User

    Jul 2004

    Don't breastfeed a toddler during pregnancy because the new baby needs all the nourishment it can get.

    Wearing shoes will help a baby learn to walk sooner.

    Both are false though.

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Mar 2005
    Sydney, NSW

    They say over 150bpm is a girl. My sister was convinced with her 160 a minute she was having a girl, but ultrasound the other day said boy!! So that one is wrong! xo

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Jul 2004

    I'd say it is just luck too but my DD's HB was always 168bpm and shes a girl.

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Oct 2003
    Forestville NSW

    Matilda's changed throughout PG and at one time if we went by the HR theory we would have a boy LOL, maybe she was asleep...

    There's all the labour ones too.... castor oil.... [-X

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    crockerclan Guest

    Another wives tale is if you suffer a lot from heartburn you are likely to get a baby with a head of hair. This has come true for all of my kids as I have had a lot of heartburn, but with this pregnancy I have hardly any heartburn so we see if this baby has hair.

    Mother of Christopher, Luke, Melissa, Jayden and baby girl due in November

  10. #10

    Mar 2004

    I had no heartburn and Yasin had lovely hair. My friend had terrible heartburn and her daughter was a little baldy.

    If you eat lentils your baby will be hairy.
    If you excercise to much it will put a knot in the umbilical cord.

  11. #11
    Registered User

    Sep 2004
    Melbourne, Australia

    I have heard (but am very skeptical of):

    - different sex positions favour conception of boy/girl (wasn't sure if is too rude to mention specifics here!)

    - Carrying the baby high means its a girl; low a boy.

    - craving sweet foods means your having a girl; salty/savoury cravings mean a boy

    - having an unused pram waiting in the house before baby is born brings bad luck

    - babies are born to reincarnate an elderly person in the extended family who most recently passed on

  12. #12
    Registered User

    Mar 2005

    Loving these, keep 'em coming.

  13. #13
    kerry Guest

    You are carrying the extra weight out front it is a boy, to the back a girl.

    If the hair on your legs is not growing any faster during your preganacy, it's a girl. If it grows faster it’s a boy.

    If you carry low it’s a boy, high it’s a girl.

    Sleeping in a bed with your pillow to the south indicates that you will be having a girl. North = Boy.

    Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.

    You prefer the heel/crust of a loaf of bread. You are having a boy.

    Dad-to-be is gaining weight right along with Mom-to-be, which means that you'll have a boy.

    The maternal grandmother has gray hair, so a boy will be born. If the maternal grandmother has dyed or naturally coloured hair it will be a girl.

    You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.

    You are looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a boy, because girls steal their mother's looks.

    Your chest development has not been very dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a boy.

    If the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is add to an odd number it will be a girl, if it adds to an even number it is a boy.

    A needle on a thread held over your belly moves in circles, so you will have a boy. If it moves from side to side it will be a girl.

    Your urine is a dull yellow color, so you will have a girl. Bright yellow is a boy.

    Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl. If it has spread (or gotten wider) it indicates a boy.

    You have been craving fruits, so it is a girl. If you are craving meat and cheese it’s a boy.

    Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.

    You have no desire for orange juice, so it's a boy. You have to have orange juice, it’s a girl.

    You are having headaches, so it's a boy.

    Your belly looks like a watermelon, so it's a girl. If it looks like a basketball it’s a girl.

    If some asks you to show them your hands and you show them them the palm of your hand, it's a girl. If you show them the backs of your hands then it’s a boy.

    If you pick up a cup from the handle it’s a boy. You use the body of the mug, so it's a girl.

    And my favourite….. If you hang out the washing while pregnant the cord will wrap around the babies neck… no more washing duties for me…. But definitely NOT TRUE!

  14. #14
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains

    LOL. I think as I read that long list I was saying... oh! I'm having a girl! ... oh! I'm having a boy!... oh! I'm having a girl!

    I guess if there's enuf wives tales out there one of em is bound to fit!

  15. #15
    Registered User

    Jun 2005

    LOL. I think as I read that long list I was saying... oh! I'm having a girl! ... oh! I'm having a boy!... oh! I'm having a girl!

    I guess if there's enuf wives tales out there one of em is bound to fit!
    I did the same thing. Some that fit me means I am having a boy, others mean I am having a girl. DH and I are convinced its a girl. I guess we will know in 8 months time.