As soon as you found out that you are pregnant, you might have started wondering whether your baby is a girl or a boy. Your relatives and friends might have also started predicting your baby's gender based on your actions. You might have heard things like, "Oh, your hair is shining. That means you are having a baby boy". You need to know that these predictions are all wrong.
During pregnancy, there are a lot of hormonal, physical, mental and emotional changes in your body. These have no connection to your baby's gender. All of these changes may happen to you. Instead of focusing on your baby's gender, focus on his/her good health and happiness.
In this blog, you can read about some of the most common myths about symptoms of baby boy. These are all wrong, so don't try to guess your baby's gender with these. If any of your friends or relatives believe in such myths, explain this to them as well.
Myth 1- Symptoms of baby boy: You became pregnant in the winter
Think about it. If this was true, then boys would have been born only in the summer. Clearly, that is not the case. So the weather does not control the gender of your baby. These myths are wrong. Don't believe in any of them.
Myth 2- Symptoms of baby boy: The lower part of your stomach grows big
This is not correct. It does not matter whether your baby is a boy or a girl. Your stomach grows based on your baby's position and size.
Myth 3- Symptoms of baby boy: Your right breast becomes bigger
There is no relation to your breast size to your baby's gender. During pregnancy, your body prepares itself for breastfeeding. So you might notice an increase in your breast size. This is very normal, but if you notice a big difference in the size and shape of both breasts, consult your doctor. This might be symptoms of other conditions like breast cancer.
Myth 4- Symptoms of baby boy: Your weight increases
It is very normal for your weight to increase during pregnancy. After all, you are carrying your baby's weight as well as eating more food during this time. But your increase in weight does not depend on your baby's gender. If you notice your weight increasing too much, consult your doctor. There could be complications such as gestational diabetes that can be harmful to you and your baby.
Myth 5- Symptoms of baby boy: Your husband's weight increases
The baby, whether a boy or a girl, is growing in your stomach. How can he/she have any effect on your husband's weight? Your husband's weight depends on his lifestyle and diet, not the baby's gender. Don't believe these silly myths. In fact, if any of your relatives or friends tell you about these, you can also tell them how wrong all of these myths are.
Myth 6- Symptoms of baby boy: You turn towards your left side while sleeping
This myth is also wrong. Sleeping on your left side can increase blood flow to the placenta, which is helpful in your baby's growth. But it has no connection to your baby's gender. So feel free to sleep on whichever side you feel comfortable.
Myth 7- Symptoms of baby boy: Your hair feels thicker and shinier
During pregnancy, there are a lot of hormonal changes in your body. These changes can affect you in so many ways, like making your hair thicker and shinier. But this does not mean that you are having a baby boy.
Myth 8- Symptoms of baby boy: You get pimples on your face
As you already know, there are a lot of hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy. Because of hormonal changes, you might get too many pimples on your face. There is no connection between these pimples and your baby's gender. There is no guarantee that you will have a baby boy.
Myth 9- Symptoms of baby boy: Your urine colour is dark
This myth is also wrong. The colour of your urine depends on how much water you are drinking, what food you are eating and also on the medicines that you are taking. If your urine has a darker colour, it might be because you're not drinking enough water, or you're taking some antibiotic medicines. There is no connection between your urine colour and your baby's gender.
Myth 10- Symptoms of baby boy: Your feet feel cold
Body parts can feel hot or cold based on the amount of blood flowing to these parts. So your feet might feel cold if the blood flow to your feet is less. This does not have any relation to your baby's gender.
Myth 11- Symptoms of baby boy: You feel angry
The many hormonal changes in your body can make you have mood swings. Sometimes you'll be happy, sometimes sad, sometimes angry for no reason at all. This has no connection to your baby's gender. It definitely does not confirm that you will have a baby boy.
Myth 12- Symptoms of baby boy: You have a headache
This myth is also wrong. A headache can be caused by a lot of reasons like drinking less water or feeling stressed. But your baby's gender is not at all a reason for your headache.
Myth 13- Symptoms of baby boy: You feel like eating more sour and spicy food
You might already know there are a lot of hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy. Because of these changes, your taste senses can change as well. Sometimes you might feel like eating things that you used to hate, sometimes you might start hating your favourite dishes. Sometimes you might also feel like having very specific types of food like spicy food or sweets. This happens to all pregnant women. This is not a symptom of baby boy or baby girl.
Myth 14- Symptoms of baby boy: You have less vomiting
This myth is also wrong. Morning sickness and vomiting happens to most pregnant women, but some women may not have it as much as others. So if you have less morning sickness or vomiting, it does not mean that you are having a baby boy.
Myth 15- Symptoms of baby boy: Your baby's heartbeat is less than 140bpm
Don't believe in such myths. They are all wrong. Your baby's heart rate keeps changing, based on his/her growth, if he/she is awake or sleeping and many other things. It has no connection to your baby's gender.
Your baby shares a special bond with you. There is no doubt that you and your husband will love your baby. So why does it matter whether the baby is a boy or a girl? Be happy that you are pregnant now and will soon have this beautiful baby in your arms.
Do not try to plan for a baby boy/girl based on tips and tricks that you might have heard from people. Do not try to find out the baby's gender during pregnancy. It is important to know that gender determination is illegal in India.