For a lot of women discovering they are pregnant is one of the most exciting times of their lives. There isn’t anything that can compare to the ability to create a new life and bring it into the world. During this time many changes are occurring in your body, some that will cause a permanent change. While these changes are happening many people begin to get curious about the sex of the baby. You may start to pay attention to every change or every symptom to try and give you a clue as to the sex of your growing baby. This curiosity has given way to many different wives tales, which claim to be able to determine the sex of the baby. Some people find themselves skeptical of these claims, while others may swear by them. In this post we will explain the top 5 pregnancy symptoms that may indicate you are carrying a boy.
Morning sickness is one of the most common pregnancy symptoms and everyone has heard the horror stories of women dealing with uncontrollable nausea all through their first trimester. There are some women, however who go through their pregnancy with little to no morning sickness. If you are one of them, you should consider yourself extremely fortunate. This may also indicate that you are carrying a boy.
Pregnancy is also a time when you may start to experience food cravings that you never had before. Are you typically turned off by spicy foods? During pregnancy you may find yourself craving the spiciest food you can find. Do you typically go for sweeter foods, but suddenly find yourself interested in sour or salty foods? This may mean you are going to be having a boy.
How you are carrying
Another indicator that is important with predicting the sex of the baby is how you are carrying. It is believed that if your belly looks like a basketball or if you are carrying low, then chances are it is a boy.
By week 10 of your pregnancy you may be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat for this first time. A normal fetal heart rate at this period can range anywhere from 120 to 160 beats per minute. It is believed that people that hear a heartbeat on the lower end of that scale are having a boy.
Body temperature can vary widely from person to person, but most find themselves warm in the summer and cold in winter, but others may tend to one extreme or the other. Some people always find themselves feeling cold and can’t seem to get warm no matter what they try. Then there are others who are constantly warm, even during the coldest winter days. During pregnancy however, if you are a person who doesn’t typically have cold feet or hands, but then can’t seem to get them warm it may indicate a boy pregnancy.
Even though these symptoms may be useful to try and guess the gender of your baby, the only real way to be sure is to get an ultrasound.