The most common old wives tale I hear from patients about knowing the gender of the baby is related to the heartbeat. Girls supposedly have a higher heartbeat than boys.
Here are some other old wives' tales:
- Carrying low = boy; Carrying high = girl
- Craving sweets = girl; Craving salty = boy
- Pee in a cup and add 1 Tbsp of Drano...if it's green = girl; blue = boy
- Mayan method - age at conception (29) and year of conception (10)...both even or odd = girl; one even and one odd = boy (so, this tells us we're having a boy)