If you are having a baby, then firstly some congratulations are in order!
Having a baby is one of the most exciting – and let’s be honest, at times scary – times of a soon-to-be mother’s life! The happiness that your little bundle of joy will bring you far exceeds anything else you will have experienced.
One of the big questions on any parent’s mind is, “how do I find out what the gender of my baby is”? Well there are many ways of finding out, some are conventional and some, such as clairvoyant readings predictions, are subject to debate. Here is the lowdown on what your options are:
Option 1 – Ultrasound
Having an ultrasound scan is pretty much the most conventional method of determining the gender of your baby. You would generally be able to find out whether you are having a boy or a girl when you go for your second scan, which is carried out around 18 to 21 weeks within your pregnancy.
The purpose of the second scan is to check for any structural abnormalities (anomalies) in the baby, but if you want to find out what your baby’s gender is, you will need to inform the sonographer before the start of the scan.
Option 2 – Psychic Prediction
A psychic prediction is an increasingly fun and popular method of determining whether your baby is going to be a boy or a girl.
Not only will a psychic medium be able to help you find out the gender of your baby, but even if you are not pregnant they can help you to learn whether any future children you have will be boys or girls, and even if you are going to have a healthy pregnancy, and whether your babies will be premature or overdue.
Option 3 – Wait
This is the most obvious answer! If you want to find out whether your baby is male or female, you could just simply wait until the baby is delivered and surprise yourself!
Of course, this option is not exactly ideal for new parents, as they would like to know sooner rather than later. Knowing the gender before birth will also help you prepare for the birth of your baby – for example, if you wanted to buy gender-specific baby clothes, decorate rooms, etc.
Option 4 – DNA Sampling
A rather technological way of determining the gender of your baby is to check your unborn baby’s DNA after the 7th week of pregnancy, which is apparently about 98% accurate. The downside to DNA sampling however, is that it is invasive (it requires taking a maternal blood sample) and poses a huge risk to the health of mother and baby. This option is normally only offered to women that are predisposed to genetic abnormalities.
Option 5 – The Pendulum Test
With the pendulum test, you basically take your wedding ring and tie some string to it. Whilst you are lying down, get your significant other to dangle the wedding ring from the string over your belly. If the ring swings in a circular motion, it’s a girl, but if it swings back and forth like a pendulum, then you are having a boy!