You might have compared baby photos of you and your partner, secretly deciding whose features, hair and smile you want your little one to inherit. You might be waiting impatiently for your 20 week scan. They probably have different theories and methods for working out whether your baby will be a boy or a girl. The best way to determine the sex of your baby is to wait until he or she is born and take a peek.
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9 Historical Methods for Determining the Sex of an Unborn Baby | Mental Floss
9 Historical Methods for Determining the Sex of an Unborn Baby
Forget about waiting 40 weeks to find out the sex of your baby. Practically since the beginning of time, moms-to-be and the people who love them have come up with ways to try to figure out if that bun in the oven is a girl or a boy. This semi-invasive procedure is a slam-dunk way to know your baby's gender for sure, but because of the small risk of miscarriage your doc probably won't green-light it for curiosity alone.
Sometimes, knowing the sex of the unborn baby is desired for medical purposes. For example, when a specific genetic disease runs in the family and is gender specific. That said, most of the time, people wish to know out of pure curiosity. Just over half of men and women want to find out the sex of their baby before the birth.