Determination of the gender of the child
The sex of the child is determined by its chromosome make-up at the time of fertilization (when the sperm reaches the egg). An embryo (or child) receives 23 chromosomes from each parent, where one pair consists of sex chromosomes that decide the child’s sex. If the child has two X chromosomes, he’s a kid, and if he has one X chromosomes and one Y chromosomes, he’s a guy.
Here are signs that that pregnancy is a boy
Myth: When you’re carrying a baby boy, the extra pounds are more visible in your chest, but when you’re carrying a child, the weight is scattered all over your body, including your face.
Fact: Most pregnant women gain weight during their pregnancy, and a substantial rise in weight is an important part of a healthy pregnancy and is not dictated by the sex of the infant.
Myth: If you’ve got ice-cold legs, it’s an indication that you’re carrying a baby child.
Fact: Cold feet during pregnancy can be due to inadequate blood circulation, diabetes, or severely cold weather. Consult your doctor for further diagnosis and treatment.
Myth: When you’re raising a baby child, your right breast is larger than your left breast.
Fact: Hormonal changes during pregnancy increase the flow of blood and cause changes in the breast tissue that make them feel bigger. Breasts appear to swell as they prepare for breast milk to feed your baby after birth. However, there is no proof that breast changes are related to the child’s sex.
Color of urine
Myth: The colour of your urine varies during pregnancy, and if it looks dark, it means that you’re carrying a baby boy. Fact: Urinary changes are normal in pregnancy. Dark urine may be a symptom of dehydration, which may occur due to nausea and vomiting. Urine color can also shift with diet, medicine, and supplements, and is not linked to sex prediction.
Myth: If you’re carrying a child, you ‘re not susceptible to mood swings, but if you’re pregnant with a girl.
Fact: Mood swings during pregnancy are due to hormonal changes and not to the sex of the baby.
Position of tummy
Myth: It’s one of the signs that you’re having a baby boy.
Fact: The way you ‘re wearing doesn’t mean the sex of the baby. A research study published in the journal Birth notes that neither this nor the other methods of predicting the sex of a child is accurate. The postural changes of a pregnant woman can be related to the size of the baby and the shape of the uterus.
Myth: If you’re looking for sour or salty food, you ‘re more likely to have a child. Fact: There is no scientific evidence to support this argument. Cravings can be attributable to hormonal fluctuations, dietary shortages, pharmacologically active substances (present in particular foods), cultural and psychosocial influences. However, there is not enough evidence to support these conclusions.
Skin and hair
Myth: Your skin is likely to be free of pills when you’re carrying a child, while a baby girl borrows the beauty of her mother, degrading her skin. The mother’s hair is also longer and lustrous in case she’s carrying a child.
Myth: If you notice that your baby’s heart rate remains below 140 beats per minute, it might indicate that you are pregnant with a baby boy.
Fact: This is a false argument with no evidence to support it. A research entitled Gender-Related Variations in Fetal Heart Rate during the First Trimester debunks the misconception that there is no substantial difference between the heart rate of the boy and the girl in the first trimester. The average fetal heart rate is 120 to 160 bpm, regardless of sex. It may be higher (140 to 160bpm in early pregnancy and lower (120 to 140bpm) in later stages of pregnancy.
Myth: If you don’t have morning sickness or nausea, it’s a sign that you’re carrying a baby boy. Fact: Morning illness (nausea and vomiting) is a common sign of pregnancy affecting between 70% and 80% of pregnant women. It is usually limited to the first trimester, but some women may experience it until delivery. Hormonal changes are believed to cause this, not the sex of the child.