12 surprising ways to tell if you're having a boy or a girl
By about 20 weeks an ultrasound scan should be able to identify the sex of your baby – that’s if you want to know – but before then there are a few telltale signs that might give it away
Even the best sonographers can’t 100% guarantee if your baby is a boy or a girl, so don’t go too mad decorating the nursery or buying baby clothes until you have your baby in your arms and you have physical proof.
Having said that – and although there is no evidence that the shape of your bump, or whether you suffered from morning sickness or not means you will have either a boy or a girl – you will no doubt be told during your pregnancy what other people think you are having!
Here is a round up of the best myths, but bear in mind that they are just myths and some women experience girl 'symptoms' for a boy and vice versa.
You might be carrying a girl if:
1. You suffered from morning sickness during your first trimester.
2. You're carrying your bump 'all round' and your bum, hips and thighs seem to have put on weight.
3. You crave sweeter foods.
4. You don't have a blooming pregnancy and have spottier skin and dull lifeless or greasy hair.
5. Your baby's heartbeat is faster than 140 beats per minute.
6. Your skin is soft.
Find out more abotu what to expect if you have a baby girl.
Your might be carrying a boy if:
1. Your bump is all out the front, is low and no-one can tell you are pregnant from behind.
2. You’re blooming in pregnancy.
3. You didn't suffer from morning sickness in the first trimester.
4. You crave salty foods.
5. Your baby's heartbeat is lower than 140 beats per minute.
6. Your skin becomes dry.
Find out more about what to expect if you have a baby boy.