Sadly, despite all the old wives’ tales, none of them are accurate!
You’ve probably heard a bunch of them: based on your baby’s heartbeat, how you carry, which way a ring spins, or by looking at a Chinese gender chart you’ll be able to figure out if you’ve got a little girl or boy onboard.
Unfortunately, none of these have any scientific basis and are about as accurate as flipping a coin. The only ways to know for sure are from (doctor-ordered!) blood tests or ultrasounds. It’s still fun to guess, but don’t pick the nursery colors based on any of these other methods.
Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, December 2018