Friends and family may point out signs of having a girl or boy, but most of these will probably be based on folklore rather than science.
An ultrasound at 20 weeks into the pregnancy is the most reliable way to tell a baby’s sex.
This article discusses some of the traditionally held signs that someone is having a girl, as well as whether they have any scientific evidence to support them.
Signs And Symptoms Of A Baby Girl During Pregnancy
Specific signs indicate that the baby could be a girl than a boy. However, these signs do not surely tell you that you are carrying a girl:
1. Carrying high:
If you appear to carry your baby higher in the womb, then there is a possibility of birthing a girl. Also, if most of your baby’s weight is in the middle of the belly, it indicates a baby girl.
2. Morning sickness:
Excessive morning sickness throughout the pregnancy, irrespective of the trimester, could mean a baby girl. It is associated with increasing hormonal levels and low blood sugars.
3. Faster heart rate:
If your heart rate is high, i.e., 140- 160 beats per minute, you might be carrying a baby girl.
4. Oily skin and acne:
If blisters and rashes appear on your skin during the gestation phase, it could imply a baby girl. Again, blame this on the hormones.
5. Craving sweets:
If you crave for sweet foods such as chocolates and ice-creams instead of spicy or sour foods, you are more likely to have a baby girl.
6. Mood swings:
If you experience extreme mood swings such as irritability, depression, and anger during your pregnancy, you are probably carrying a girl.
7. Your sleeping side:
If you sleep on the right side for most of your pregnancy, you can expect giving birth to a baby girl.