One question that is often asked of pregnant women is the gender of the baby. Of course the question can not be answered by pregnant women if the gestational age is not 16-28 weeks old.
Speculation usually starts to appear to guess the sex of the baby, ranging from some habits to foods consumed by both men and women.
Of course, the best way to ensure the sex of the fetus is to do ultrasonography (USG), amniocentesis test, chorionic villi examination (part of placental tissue where there is baby’s DNA), until the mother’s blood DNA test.
As reported by Mom Junction, here are some ways to predict the gender of a baby, including:
1. Test the mixture between drano and urine
Mix two tablespoons of drano (cairam germicide) with morning urine in a glass jar. Pay attention to smoky chemical reactions. If the mixture turns brown, it’s a sign of a boy. If the mixture doesn’t change, it’s a sign of women.
Sometimes, the mixture can become yellow or blue because of the mixture of urine and harmful chemicals. It is recommended that pregnant women avoid this chemical reaction.
2. Test garlic
Eat garlic. If your skin smells for a long time, you will have a boy. If you don’t smell at all a few days later, then you will have a baby girl. Even so, there is no scientific data that proves this method.
3. Test baking soda
Take urine in a transparent cup, then scoop with two tablespoons of baking soda. If the mixture sizzles like soda, you will have a boy. If it doesn’t hiss, it means you will have a baby girl.
4. Test the red cabbage
Red cabbage slices a little and puts it in a bowl. Pour boiling water into a bowl containing pieces of red cabbage to soak the cabbage. Leave for 10 minutes.
Pour the water into a transparent glass. Then add a few drops of urine. If the color changes to purple, you will have a boy. If it turns pink, you will have a baby girl.
5. Test the ring
This one has been popularized by young girls who get tips from their grandmothers. All you need to do is tie the rope to the ring. Hang the ring on the stomach by asking a friend or holding it yourself. If the ring moves both directions like a pendulum, it’s a boy.
If the ring is circling in circles, it is a baby of the female sex. Even so, this method cannot be proven scientifically.
6. Test for acne
If you have a baby girl, the baby “steals” all your beauty. That is why some pregnant women become more dull, have pockmarked skin, or have acne while pregnant. If your skin stays smooth, then you will have a boy. Even so, this method cannot be proven scientifically.
7. Chinese calendar
Chinese calendars see the age when you are pregnant and the month you are pregnant and count them according to their calendar. The results are usually 90 percent accurate. Try using this baby’s gender table:
8. Morning sickness is severe
A study revealed that women who experience severe morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum tend to give birth to girls. This is because pregnancy hormone levels that trigger morning sickness tend to be higher in mothers who are pregnant with a baby girl.
Nevertheless, this cannot be used as an accurate reference for determining fetal sex, because a woman who is pregnant with a baby boy can also experience severe morning sickness.
At 4 or 5 weeks of gestation, the new doctor can detect the sex of the baby in the womb with several prenatal tests such as ultrasound and other tests. In addition, the position of the baby during an ultrasound examination is the most important aspect in detecting the baby’s sex.