By: Natasha Archary
Whatever happened to finding out the gender of a baby once they’re born? With the advancement in technology with 4D and now 5D ultrasound scans, many parents-to-be are throwing gender reveal parties.
The question on Kaya Drive this Wednesday is, “Would you want to know your baby’s gender?”
The Kaya Drive team weighed in:
For some expectant parents, their baby’s gender is irrelevant and their focus is on having a pregnancy free of complications and for baby to be healthy. Others make their preferred gender known. This is especially true for parents who have 2 or more children who are the same gender and are hopeful that their next pregnancy will bear a different result.
Kaya Drive listeners shared their perspectives:
Gender reveal parties aside, what if there were ways to predict the gender of your baby? According to old wive’s tales these are some of the common ways to predict your baby’s gender:
- Women who are carrying high is said to be a sign that it’s a girl, while a low pregnancy bump indicates it’s a boy.
- If you have that “pregnancy glow,” chances are you’re having a boy but if your skin looks dull or you have breakouts it could mean a girl is on the way.
- Women who have high energy throughout their pregnancy are probably carrying a boy, while those who are tired may be having a girl.
- Salty pregnancy cravings are a sign it’s a boy but if you pick up a sweet tooth in the pregnancy it could mean a girl.
- If your morning sickness lasts beyond the first trimester, some people think you’re carrying a girl. If your sickness subsides or you didn’t have any to begin with (lucky you!), then it’s a boy.