Pregnancy Superstitions

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Pregnancy Superstitions
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 10:57am

Is she carrying the baby high or low? Was her pregnancy plagued by morning sickness or nausea-free? Do her food cravings run sweet or salty?

Can these superstitions really tell if a woman is carrying a boy or a girl?

Short answer: No. But at least they all have a 50 percent chance of being accurate. TODAY decided to test some of the old wives’ tales on correspondent Jenna Bush Hager. Hager, 31, and husband Henry Hager are expecting their first child this spring, and they haven't found out the gender.

Boy or Girl? Jenna Bush Hager tries old wives' tales to predict baby's gender-

Have you been testing out any of the old wives' tales to try and predict if you will have a boy or a girl?  BTDT mamas- did they prove to be true in previous pregnancies?

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 1:13pm

"50 percent chance of being right"

Haha!  Love that!  I don't know that I put much stock into these, but going on the list in the article, I should be having a boy.  Even though they are likely aren't accurate, it is still super fun to try and guess! 

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Fri, 04-12-2013 - 7:50am
I am right there with you. If this were all true the baby should be a boy.