Pregnancy Heartburn Boy Or Girl

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Mums with a boy and a girl - what were your pregnancy symptoms like?
    I'm 12 weeks pregnant and already have a little boy who's 9 months. My pregnancy this time is much worse than the last one! - More sickness and indigestion already, feeling way more tired, etc, but no spots this time which is a bonus. What were your experiences of pregnancy with the different sexes?

    N.B. - I realise symptoms aren't a science to tell the gender, am just interested in other people's experiences.

    • ANSWER:
      With my little girl i felt great, slept all the time, no morning sickness, and barely any heartburn.

      With my little boy, Terrible Morning Sickness, Really bad heartburn, indigestion, felt absolutely tired, didn't want to do anything

  2. QUESTION:
    What are them old wives tales about pregnancy?
    Like when someone pregnant lies down qnd you hold over a necklace one way is meant to mean its a boy like if it goes round in circles or somthing but ive forgotton does anyone know what im on about lol

    Or any other baby myths??! Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard loads... one that i heard is that if you are having a girl - you become ugly, and if you are having a boy, you become more beautiful! Now, my mum told me she became ugly with both me and my sister..haha!

      Here's some more...

      1. The old heartburn myth
      If a pregnant woman frequently experiences heartburn, her baby will have a full head of hair. Simply not true. Some babies have hair, some don't. Most lose it all within a few weeks, anyway.

      2. The umbilical cord strangulation myth
      If a pregnant woman lifts her hands above her head, she will choke the baby. Give us a break. People used to think (and, alas, some still believe) that the mother's movement could cause the baby to become tangled in the umbilical cord, but that's just not true.

      3. The curse myth
      Anyone who denies a pregnant woman the food that she craves will get a sty in his eye. Nope. This myth doesn't mean that someone who stands between a pregnant woman and her cravings is in the clear, though: he will most certainly be subjected to threats, name-calling, or icy glares.

      4. The heart rate myth
      If the foetal heart rate is fast, the baby is a girl. If the heart rate is slow, it's a boy. Medical researchers actually looked into this myth. They did find a very slight different between the average heart rate of boys and that of girls, but it wasn't significant enough to make heart rate an accurate predictor of sex.

      5. The ugly stick myth
      If a pregnant woman sees something ugly or horrible, she will have an ugly baby. How could this possibly be true? There's no such thing as an ugly baby!

      6. The coffee myth
      If a baby is born with cafe au lait spots (light-brown birthmarks), the mother drank too much coffee or had unfulfilled cravings during pregnancy. Nope.

      7. The great sex myth
      Interestingly, this may be one of the few myths with a grain of truth in it. Love-making can stimulate your body to produce the hormone oxytocin, which can help your cervix ripen in readiness for labour. Your partner's semen also contains hormones called prostaglandins, which can cause contractions

      8.Dangling a ring on a piece of thread over a pregnant woman's bump will reveal whether she's expecting a boy or girl
      False-According to the tale, if the ring swings from side to side, it's a girl, and if it swings in a circle, it's a boy. Although this is fun to try, it has no scientific basis – an ultrasound is a more reliable method of finding out!

      9.If a woman's bump is low, she's carrying a boy; if it's high, it's a girl
      False-Carrying high is usually due to it being a first pregnancy, or because the woman's body is in good shape, with tight tummy muscles.
      Stomach muscles usually become more elastic with each pregnancy, so a subsequent pregnancy is likely to result in a lower bump, as is having less-tight stomach muscles.

      Google it..i found loooads! and they are soo funny to read =)

  3. QUESTION:
    Did you feel different when pregnant with a boy or a girl?
    Just wondering if anyone who has had a boy and a girl felt different while pregnant or the same? Did the boys or girls kick more, different shaped bumps, more/less morning sickness and other symptoms. Just curious, 26 weeks pregnant with my second baby and trying to second guess the sex!

    • ANSWER:
      Both girls and boys kick at the same rate, and the rest are all wives tales. Some will tell you that girls kick lighter, but it's not all the time.

      I'll say this though:

      With my son, I had NO symtpoms except for heartburn.

      Now I'm pregnant with #2, and I had EVERY SYMPTOMS in the book. I was frustrated and even now I'm frustrated with how losey I feel. BUT the doctor if 80% sure it's a girl.

      Sometimes the symptoms will be different, but each pregnancy is different.

  4. QUESTION:
    How different were your Pregnancies Male vs Female?
    I was just wondering how different are boys while pregnant then girls?

    • ANSWER:
      Well my daughter I wasn't sick much at all only a cpl days.
      However I hit the 24 week mark and had horrible acid reflux/heartburn.
      I would wake up with it. It was horrible.

      My first son I was sick only a cpl days again. I had 0 heartburn/acid reflux but I had a sour stomach it was bad it started around 28 weeks and lasted my whole pregnancy.

      This lil boy I was sick for 4 weeks very very sick. I started getting steady heartburn at week 30 every night even when i drink water like when i was preggo with my daughter.

      So it changed for me.

      Good Luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    Did you have different pregnancy symptoms when you carried a boy as opposed to a girl?
    I am pregnant with child #2, and have had horrible morning sickness and heartburn. The total opposite of when I was carrying my son. I am wondering if it is because it might be a girl???

    • ANSWER:
      ahhh yes, with my DD I was sooooo sick! I could not eat for weeks..I lived off of ginger ale and crackers. When I could eat, I wanted salty and hot foods all of the time. When I was pregnant with my DS, I was never sick, I did have heartburn at times though. It was totally different then it was with my daughter. I could eat the whole way through!!!! So, maybe it IS a girl!!! Congratulations either way!!!!!!!!

  6. QUESTION:
    how is getting sick a sign of a healthy pregnancy?
    i only got sickonce but am having a great 1st trimester!, why do they say getting sick is a sign of a healthy pregnancy!!!
    1 second ago - 4 days left to answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone always has a lot to say about pregnancy. Such as heartburn means your baby will have a lot of hair, if you carry low it's a boy, a lot of morning sickness means it's a girl, etc. People will ALWAYS have something to say whether you want to hear it or not. Supposedly people think if you're sick often your uterus linning and placenta is rich in nutrients. I've also heard that if you are sick all the time it is because your hormones are higher so it's a girl. I was sick my entire first trimester... I had a boy. Bottom line don't listen to all the crap people say it'll just stress you out. If you are concerned about something you've heard do some research then ask your doc. I'm sure you're having a perfect pregnancy! Good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    How early can I feel morning sickness after I had a miscarriage three months ago?
    I lost my baby boy three months ago July 10th, but now I think I am pregnant again and I am already feeling morning sickness and tender breasts. I would of conceived on Sep. 22nd or 23rd, so I am not that far along if so. Is it normal after a miscarriage or other pregnancy to feel symptoms sooner. Also all the tests (urine) I take are showing negative and I have a blood test on Oct.15th, so now I am scared if I take it too soon it will come up false negative and I want to know, because I have all the same symptoms as my last pregnancy just much sooner! What's a girl to do? I know I need to take the blood test, but just wondering if anyone out there knows about why I am feeling it so soon and so strong this time and is it because of being recently preggo?! Thanks for any advice

    • ANSWER:
      I'm so sorry you lost your baby. My baby was 7 weeks when I miscarried. About a month and two weeks later I felt very car sick and run down. I was pregnant again! Basically I ovulated 2 weeks after the miscarriage and got pregnant instantly. My at home tests showed positive but I thought it must have just been left over hormones. Trust your instincts maybe your hormones are just still out of whack. Keep testing! With the baby that I miscarried, I knew right away that I was pregnant - I had a sense about it and the sore breasts, heartburn and car sickness. Best Wishes!!!

      Oh and try to make sure that you have done your grieving... because if you haven't fully dealt with the miscarriage, and you aren't actually pregnant again, you may get really depressed.

  8. QUESTION:
    How were your pregnancies different to eachother and what where the gender of your babies??
    My first pregnancy i was sick all day and all night from two days or so after i missed my period, and it was crazy sick not just queezy. I had it up until about 23weeks, also had heartburn really badly, and slightly sore boobs. It ended up i had a boy.

    This time around, its been to total opposite so far.. I am 5 weeks pregnant and i have slightly sore boobs, heartburn, and every now and then a tiny tiny bit of queeziness will come over me but nothing huge and maybe only once every day or two.
    just interested to see how your pregnancies differ from eachother and what the sex of your babies were with each one. =)
    i feel like im not really even pregnant compared to last time.

    • ANSWER:
      Preg. 1) Heaps of energy all the way through, no symptoms apart from medium morning sickness & some vomiting until 7 months, felt really great and healthy, no heartburn, slightly sore boobs, symphisis pubis dysfunction (pelvic separation) - had a little girl full term

      Preg. 2) Severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) so bad I had to be hospitalised on a drip, felt really bad, broke my waters at 19 weeks, fetal heart defect found at ultrasound at 25 weeks, induced two days later - little boy born @ 25 weeks who died soon after

      Preg. 3) Exactly the same as pregnancy three, right down to breaking my waters @ 19 weeks, except his heart was perfect, caesarean @ 26 weeks - little boy who survived

      Preg. 4) Felt very healthy again, only mild morning sickness, one day of vomiting, severe heartburn during last two months, lots of energy, pelvic separation - little girl born full term

      Preg. 5) Very healthy, mild morning sickness, not much energy, no heartburn, pelvic separation - little girl five weeks early

      Preg. 6) Very healthy, mild morning sickness, absolutely NO energy, bad heartburn, very severe pelvic separation (could hardly walk) - little girl full term

  9. QUESTION:
    What was different with your second pregnancy from your first?
    My husband and I are TTC our second child...I know that all pregnancies are different, so I was just wondering......how different??

    • ANSWER:
      Well, with my first pregnancy, I had a small amount of morning sickness early on that ended quickly and the rest of the pregnancy was fairly easy although I did have bad heartburn and sciatica in the last trimester. This time I'm 5 months pregnant with a boy and let me tell you, it's like night and day! I was staying so nauseated and sick that my Dr. prescribed Phenergan for me and it lasted well into the second trimester. I had a migraine headache that seriously lasted like a week and a half. I would go to sleep with it and wake up with it. Nothing helped. The reg. strength Tylenol was as if I'd taken nothing at all. This pregnancy so far has been much more intense and difficult on me. I've heard that carrying a boy is more difficult than carrying a girl and I'm starting to believe it! Anyhow, I wish you the best of luck on conceiving that 2nd baby! *sprinkles you with baby dust* =D

  10. QUESTION:
    Did you have the same pregnancy symptoms with different sexes?
    I'm pregnant with my 3rd child and I was just wondering how many of you had different symptoms with different sexes? My first two are boys and I think my pregnancy was close to the exact same with them, only I had a tiny bit more heartburn with one than the other.

    Have any of you had the same symptoms and it turned out being the opposite sex?

    • ANSWER:
      I would say that I went through it. My first child is a girl and I had a relatively easy, simple, smooth pregnancy. I barely had any symptoms, I had so much energy (even in my 9th month), and I actually felt very normal. My second and third pregnancies were both boys and they were much tougher. My last pregnancy in the beginning I was very tired and sick, lost about 10lbs, and just did not feel like myself until it leveled off around 7 - 7 1/2 months. Maybe it is true, or maybe it has to deal with your body adjusting to another pregnancy. Anyway best of luck and congrats!

  11. QUESTION:
    At what point did you start being uncomfortable?
    I'm 28 weeks, and the last few days i've been MISERABLE. I had a doctor appointment yesterday, where we learned I was slightly anemic (which explains the leg pains). The kicks I waited 18 weeks to feel have turned into kick boxing marathons with my bladder and ribs.
    My hips hurt, my knees hurt, can't sleep through the night...and i'm not even that big yet!

    When during your pregnancy did you start feeling uncomfortable?

    • ANSWER:
      LOL...the instant I turned 28 weeks! Which was....yesterday. Those sweet kicks that were such a beautiful miracle that once made me giggle are now not so cute anymore. I'm pretty little...only 5'2 and about 97-98 lbs so I'm pretty much full of baby. This little girl can kick both my ribs and my bladder at the exact same time and if she's not doing that she's doing some kind've "splits" where she kicks my right side and left side back to back really quickly like its "tae-bo" time. If its not that she's making these slow, creepy "Matrix" moves that feels pretty alien-like to me. They're hard enough to stop me in my tracks most of the time...and I yelp every now and then because it catches me off guard (this usually happens at work during a serious meeting). She basically wants me to know that she's running the show. I used to call my husband over everytime she kicked and we would smile and hold hands and be all sentimental...well these days its more like a sigh or grunt and a frown from me as he points and laughs and says he can't wait till we can do this again...I think he must have started using drugs because clearly his brain cells are gone. I just got over a 2 week stretch of hemmrroids :-( and the heartburn isn't that bad this week but the bloating feeling is back and the night tossing and turning is in full swing. I guess I'm not miserable...I'm just an anal control freak who has lost control to a little girl who deciced she calls the shots for now. Boy is she going to get it when she gets here!!! :-P

  12. QUESTION:
    Just out of curiosity what were your eating habits while pregnant and what gender was baby?
    I'm just curious since I had my daughter first and during that pregnancy ate extremely well, I ate very healthly and foods that where high fat and bad for me I actually felt sick even thinking of them.

    With my next pregnancy I ate horrible I craved mcdonalds cheese burgers and ice cream and everything I shouldnt eat, and baby came out a boy.

    This trend has also happened to many of my girlfriends, Girl = healthly eating......Boy= bad eating.

    How about you?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a mad craving for spicy foods so i ate taco bell every day literally and had lots of heartburn and had a baby boy with a ton of hair...He is 9 months now

  13. QUESTION:
    When did you start getting morning sickness?
    What week of pregnancy did it start for you?
    I am 4 wks and 5 days along, and feeling heartburn!
    I rem getting this last time I was preg so I am thinking uhh morning sickness is right around the corner LOL!

    • ANSWER:
      With my 2 boys it started the next week after I got pregnant!
      With my baby girl never!
      Good luck

  14. QUESTION:
    What was your pregnancy's like with boys compared to girls?
    I have a little girl and just found out im pregnant again.
    I know there is no real way on knowing the sex of your baby until your 20 week scan but was just wondering how different were your pregnancy's.
    Natasha

    • ANSWER:
      I have a two year old girl and am currently 22 weeks with a boy. The pregnancies for me have been very different. The only thing that is the same is the heartbeat, they were both around the 150 point.
      Both pregnancies started off the same, feeling tired etc. With my daughter morning sickness started at 8 weeks and lasted until 25 weeks. I was very sick and lost a lot of weight due to not being able to keep anything down. This time morning sickness started at 6 weeks and stopped at 14 it was pretty awful again (non-stop vomiting) however my aversions to food weren't as strong.

      With my daughter I had an awful metal taste in my mouth, extreme heartburn from the get go & my boobs didn't change at all. This time I have no metal taste (yet) heartburn (yet) and my boobs have changed A LOT (a lot bigger and nipples have had a drastic colour change)

      My daughter was a real wriggler and non stop mover. This bubs I have been feeling kick since 16 weeks but he doesn't seem to move anywhere as much as my daughter (but it is early stages)

      My food aversions and cravings are a lot different too. Similar things are avocado, lemon & vinegar. This time however I am a carb lover and went off meat. With my girl I couldn't even look at pasta and felt like meat a lot.

      Even though it is said it doesn't matter and has nothing to do with having a boy or a girl I have noticed that I am also carrying a lot differently. My daughter was very high and I went straight out. This time my hips and stomach have stretched out and it is a lot lower.

      Every pregnancy is different and so even though there are vast differences for me this pregnancy I also am different this pregnancy including I went into this pregnancy lighter than with my first by about 15kgs & also have been able to do a bit more exercise as I am not as sick as the last time. So this might have something to do with the different pregnancies :)

      I just did a gender prediction test for fun and got 78% girl 22% boy! I also looked at the Chinese Calendar and that said girl too. I am definitely having a boy!

      Good Luck I hope it all goes well!

  15. QUESTION:
    How did your second pregnancy differ from your first when it came to symptoms?
    It is official, I am 6 wks 2 days pregnant. With my son I knew I was pregnant by 3 weeks. I had horrible heart burn, fatigue, sore back, boobs, you name it. This time I had absolutly NO symptoms what so ever. I didn't even realize how late my period was, and it came as a shock.

    So my question is, how did your first and second differ with symptoms? Did different sexes determine different symptoms for you?

    • ANSWER:
      For me, my first pregnancy was a breeze. No symptoms except for heartburn in the third trimester,had a baby girl. Second pregnancy, slight morning sickness, other than that it was easy...no other symptoms, had a baby boy. This time, horrible morning sickness, sore boobs, food aversions, and I am not sure which gender this one is yet.

      I think its just the way your body reacts to each pregnancy. Its different for everyone, so for you, it may be a gender difference. For me, it seems to get more intense each time. LOL Best wishes!

  16. QUESTION:
    Is it true that if your butt gets bigger your having a boy?
    My sister keeps telling me i'm having a girl because my butt is flat.I think it's crazy.I've been hearing a lot of things.
    I'm 17 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      Your sister might actually believe that, but that is definitely an old wives tale! There are a lot of old wives tales that say if this is happening then its a boy or if your craving this its a girl! Here are some, they are fun and they have a 50/50 chance of being right! :)

      If a pregnant woman experiences heartburn throughout the 9 months of pregnancy, she’ll have a baby born with a full head of hair.

      If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl. If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. (This one was true for me! :) My daughters heart beat was in the 160s)

      The Drano test combines a tablespoon of Drano and urine together. If the mixture turns green, it’s a girl. If it turns blue, it’s a boy. (That one is kind of gross but I though it was funny! :) )

      There are a lot more old wives tales but those are just a few I searched for! Have fun with these and congrats on the baby!

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there any old wives tales about pregnancy and babies?
    I heard there's one about not bringing your baby's buggy into the house before they are born or something??

    I know its all rubbish, I just find them interesting?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you know if you lift your arms above your head or climb a ladder the cord will wrap around the baby's neck? If you have the hiccups a lot or if you have frequent heartburn the baby will be born with a full head of hair! If you carry like a watermelon, it's a girl, a basketball is a boy. If you set a baby on a table, he is bound to fail in life. Your cat will suck the air out of your baby. And when your due date approaches, eating pineapple or spicey food can help bring on labor... Haha wives tales are so funny, what's funnier yet is that people actually believe these things are true!

  18. QUESTION:
    How diffrent were your pregnancies?
    Im on my 3rd pregnancy. Almost 9 weeks. Im mainly wondering for those who have boys and girls if there was a difference in your pregnancy? Like I have two boys now and when I was pregnant with them I was very very sick couldn't keep nothing down or even look at food. Well this time around I've just been sick here and there with some nausea when I go to bed at night (weird) but my husband and I are hoping for a girl just wondering were any ones pregnancies different from one gender to another?

    • ANSWER:
      1st was way different heartburn and I just felt so pregnant.
      2nd I had a sour stomache and felt fine actually
      3rd this one I have had a lot of headaches and my nose has been stuffed forever. :( but only *15 weeks* we will see how the rest goes.

      Had a boy and a girl and this one maybe a surprise, however I don't think I can wait that long.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are symptons when having a boy or girl my wife was glowing when she had my daughter and didnt get sick.?
    now shes pregnant again and she is mad pissed and sick all the time lol could it be a boy?

    • ANSWER:
      Every pregnancy is different. There's all kids of stories and old wives tales, though. If the womans face breaks out, it's a girl and the baby girl 'steals' the moms beauty. If you carry high, it's a boy. If you have bad heartburn, the baby will have a lot of hair. If you crave fruit, it's a girl (NOT true! I ate bags of oranges when I was pregnant with my son!). At best, these tales are only 50% right!

  20. QUESTION:
    Did any pregnancy symptoms indicate the gender/sex of your baby?
    I am 5 weeks pregnant and am wondering if your pregnancy symptoms indicate the sex of your baby.

    • ANSWER:
      Nope. By the way I carried (I looked like I literally had a watermelon under my shirt) everyone thought I either had a boy or twins. But I had ONE girl.

      Although the wives tale that says that when you have heartburn, the baby will have a lot of hair was very true!

  21. QUESTION:
    Old wives tales about pregnancy symptoms and the outcome of the newborn?
    Ive heard that if you have heartburn your whole pregnancy that you'll have a baby with full head of hair. Ive also heard that if the baby is more active at night that when its born it has the nights and daytime mixed up. Either one true or has anyone had experience with this? Just wondering cus I have both issues going on. Ive had horrible heartburn and at night I swear I am going to give birth to a NINJA! Thanks for any answers! (but please dont be rude just to get points)

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter had a full head of hair and I never had heartburn. I don’t think that it is due to hair growth.

      During pregnancy, the placenta produces the hormone progesterone, which relaxes the smooth muscles of the uterus. This hormone also relaxes the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach, allowing gastric acids to seep back up, which causes that unpleasant burning sensation.

      Progesterone also slows down the wavelike contractions of your esophagus and intestines, making digestion sluggish. Later in pregnancy, your growing baby crowds your abdominal cavity, pushing the stomach acids back up into the esophagus.
      Avoid food and beverages that cause you gastrointestinal distress. The usual suspects are carbonated drinks; alcohol (which you should avoid anyway during pregnancy); caffeine; chocolate; acidic foods like citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, mustard, and vinegar; processed meats; mint products; and spicy, highly seasoned, fried, or fatty foods. Don't eat big meals. Instead, eat several small meals throughout the day. Take your time eating and chew thoroughly. Avoid drinking large quantities of fluids during meals — you don't want to distend your stomach. (It's important to drink eight to ten glasses of water daily during pregnancy, but sip it between meals.) Try chewing gum after eating. Chewing gum stimulates your salivary glands, and saliva can help neutralize acid. Don't eat close to bedtime. Give yourself two to three hours to digest before you lie down. Sleep propped up with several pillows or a wedge. Elevating your upper body will help keep your stomach acids where they belong and will aid your digestion. Gain a sensible amount of weight, and stay within the guidelines your healthcare provider suggests. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Avoid any tightness around your waist and tummy. Bend at the knees instead of at the waist.

      Regarding the movement that is also not true. A baby can’t really tell day by night in your stomach, they don’t know what that is just yet. My baby would wake up at night and keep me awake during the night with her kicking and wiggling around. She is 6 month old and loves sleeping during the night, it’s a different story during the day. By day 2 after her birth she learned what day and night was and starting sleeping at night (even if that involved waking up every 2 hours to eat).
      I remember reading about this. When you are walking around you are lulling the baby to sleep, but when you lie down the movement stops and the baby wakes up. When the baby is up it wants to move around. That is also the reason why the baby calms down when you are rocking him/her because they are used to that sensation while in the stomach.

      All the old wives tales were not true for me. Every one told me that I will have a boy ( the stomach, the needle, the Drano, palm facing up, you name it it pointed to a boy) and even I believed it, imagine the surprise when my OB said it’s a girl.
      Here are some websites that try to separate the myths from the truth
      http://kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy/pregnancy/myths_tales.html
      http://www.babiesonline.com/articles/pregnancy/oldwivestales.asp

  22. QUESTION:
    Mums with more than 1 baby - Did you have the same pregnancy symptoms for your first and later pregnancies?
    Did you feel just the same at the start of your pregnancies?
    Is it possible to have a completely different set of symptoms for a first and second pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a two year old boy and am 32 weeks pregnant with a girl. Both my pregnancies have been different.
      My son - I felt sick constantly for a the very early weeks which is what made me suspect I was pregnant. The smell of coffee turned my stomach, I was sick as in vomiting the whole way through the pregnancy. My breasts were sore towards the end of the pregnancy and I felt really tired. I gained weight all over, hips thighs breasts.I had terrible heartburn pretty much constantly from about 6 months onwards.

      My Daughter - First symptoms were very sore breasts in the early weeks followed by nausea but no vomiting. headaches, dizzy spells and blackouts. Now I feel great apart from heartburn and I get a bit tired. This pregnancy has been so much easier and I have only gained weight on my bump and nowhere else.

      I craved white bread with both pregnancies, nothing on it just as it comes and developed a strange obsession with sponges and soapy bubbles and anything fresh smelling.

  23. QUESTION:
    What Pregnancy Myths have you Bought into?
    I have been hearing a lot of silly things from mothers ever since I found out I'm pregnant. And I must say, even though I know they're probably all myths, I'm beginning to let myself believe them.

    The big one for me, is that supposedly if you have no morning sickness, you're having a boy. Well, at 6 weeks, I haven't had a sign of morning sickness, so I'm beginning to wonder if they're right!

    So-- Are there things that other mother's have told you- that you believe?

    Share your stories!

    • ANSWER:
      I didn't have morning sickness with either of my babies - one boy and one girl. In fact, I didn't even feel pregnant until I got to about five months! My sister puked non-stop with hers - a boy and a girl. One thing I was told was that if you get heartburn, the baby will have lots of hair - I got heartburn and my babies were both born with lots of hair ... so ....

  24. QUESTION:
    What are some old wives tales that actually turned out true for you?
    I know it's 50/50 but Im just curious since I'm only 8 1/2 weeks and won't find out my baby's gender for awhile !

    • ANSWER:
      For me the bad complexion with a girl, good with a boy has been true. Also the ring on a string over my belly told me I'm having a boy.

      The baking soda test was wrong for almost everyone I know, so I'd maybe believe that one with opposite results. (fizzy would then be girl, not fizzy would be a boy.) This is including the women on my pregnancy forums too.

      As for general wives tales the one that have been undoubtedly true for me have been that if you have heartburn the baby will be born with hair. 2 of my 3 girls were born with hair, the rest of my little ones have been born bald.

      Congratulations on your pregnancy and I wish you a very happy and healthy 9 months!

  25. QUESTION:
    Does baby boys give you more pregnancy symptoms than baby girls?
    I was wondering my nurse told me this is pretty accurate. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely not, im having a boy, and didn't even know i was pregnant until 18 weeks, ive never had morning sickness, very little back pain, and occasionally i get heartburn. My brothers gf who just had a son had morning sickness(actually throwing up), lots and lots of heartburn and back pain, she had swollen ankles and she also had lots of nausea.

  26. QUESTION:
    When did your morning sickness peak during second pregnancy?
    Please tell me it stopped after the first trimester!

    • ANSWER:
      im 10 weeks along and I barely get it anymore. MAYBE once a week tops. And its not as bad as it was in the beginning. But with my daughter I had it non stop, everyday, throughout my whole pregnancy lol. Between that and heartburn, I swore id never want to get pregnant again lol. But this time around it started at about 5 weeks, and I would get it so bad I actually asked my dr for some meds to help. I didnt get it every single day, but when I did get it, id swear i had food poisoning or something because it was just an endless steam. (Sorry tmi). But since about 9 weeks it hasnt been bad at all. I heard if you have it really bad through out your whole pregnancy, it is supposed to be a girl, and if you only have it for a little bit, it is supposed to mean you are having a boy. The girl part was right for me! Only a few more weeks until I find out if the boy part is right. Im hoping so! But yeah, there are meds you can ask your dr for to help the morning sickness subside.

  27. QUESTION:
    Does severe morning sickness means its a girl? Anyone with same experience bt had a boy?
    Most of my pregnancy sypmtoms shows that i m expecting a girl. Is that true? Are old wives tales true? I dnt mind a girl, as far its healthly & fine. Jst bcz i already have a girl 3+ therefore i wish i have a boy this time.

    • ANSWER:
      That's just an old wive's tale. They say that if your baby has lots of hair, you'll have heartburn too, but it's not true. Just wait to find out by ultrasound. My mom had bad morning sickness with both myself and my brother, so there's no truth in the tale.

  28. QUESTION:
    Did any of the old wives tales hold true for you in predicting the gender of your baby?
    THis is my 3rd pregnancy-I'm so impatient! I can't wait to find out the sex of my baby (in about 2 months! lol) I'm not a believer in the old wives tales--except that they aren't harmful and can be fun...does anyone just swear by the old wives tales because they were right for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I thought 100% I was going to have a boy. No doubt in my mind. Every old wives tale said it was a girl and it's a girl! I was wrong.
      I am carrying high, heartbeat has been 155-160, morning sickness, bad complexion, no appetite, hair isn't growing faster, no heartburn than normal...I can't remember all of them but there are online quizzes you can do that will tell you a percentage of girl/boy.
      Chinese gender calendars and Jenny Renny online gender predictor said girl too.
      I think it's all coincidence but they were true for me (all 3 of my kids)

  29. QUESTION:
    Why is it that men talk about a 2nd or 3rd child while still pregnant with the 1st?
    I have always known that he wants a boy and girl, my bf is going around telling his friends that after this one were going to try for a girl, and that if its a boy, we're done. I can't even think about doing this all over again....Right now all I want is to not be pregnant...don't get me wrong, I love my baby....but pregnancy isn't a ball of fun!

    • ANSWER:
      Lol, I know how you feel. I had a shocking pregnancy, ended up stopping work @ 6 mths cos I was just so sick. Slept sitting up for most of it due to heartburn, etc, etc.

      My son was just a few days old when my hubby looked up from admiring him and said "let's have another one." Ok, we are hoping to have maybe 3 (eventually!) - but at that point, i still had stitches!! Every now & then hubby mentions it again - when our now 9 month old is being particularly cute..then again, when he is screaming his head off hubby isn't quite so keen lol. I just smile at him, and say 'later.' I would love to have more babies, but right now I am just enjoying this time with my little boy and am not ready for another one just yet. And yes, sometimes pregnancy isn't much fun, but the end result is SO worth it, and I will happily go through it all again (even the labour!) but when *I* am ready.

      When hubby talks about more kids, I just look at it as confirmation that he loves his son, that he loves me, that we *were* ready to start a family..and that we will (hopefully) go on to have more beautiful babies and be a happy little family.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you know if its a boy or girl. Whats the signs!!!!!!?
    Can you guys give me some old wives tales or facts on how you can tell if you carrying a boy or girl this is my fifth pregnancy i am hoping for a boy i have 3 girls and one boy!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I carried my girl way up high and had severe heartburn. My son was way down low. Good luck.

  31. QUESTION:
    What were your preg symptoms and how soon did you experience them?
    I'm bored. Most details, best answer!
    Good answers! I want more than three answers!

    • ANSWER:
      The most prominent symptom for me was morning sickness. I was so nauseous all the time! It started at 4 weeks with my first but not til 8 weeks with my second. Other symptoms included fatigue (super tired all the time no matter what), breast tenderness, aversions to smells. The aversions happened almost immediately. With the first it was pork and the second was dish soap. A small whiff made me so sick!
      Food cravings didn't really start until the second trimester, as did the increased appetite and my nipples got darker. I started getting Braxton-Hicks contractions in my fifth month with both, but I've been told that this is earlier than most women. The nausea and breast tenderness went away in the second trimester, and the fatigue wasn't as bad. I felt my first move for the first time early in the fourth month, but I didn't feel my second until halfway through my fifth month. Backaches started in the sixth month with both kids, but I have them worse this time around, probably because I wasn't working while pregnant with my first. Heartburn started in the seventh month with my first and sixth month with this one. I don't remember when I started getting hemorrhoids with my first, but so far I haven't had any this time around.
      And of course, I have been irritable and moody through the entirety of both pregnancies. My first was a boy and this one's a girl if that makes any difference to you.

  32. QUESTION:
    Did your pregnancy symptoms differ carrying a boy/girl?
    Just Curious
    I'm currently 30 weeks and 5 days pregnant and have had morning sickness throughout the whole pregnancy and i am still experiencing it everyday. Also ive had severe heartburn. I'm having a girl.

    • ANSWER:
      I've not had any sickness at all in either of my pregnancies- first was my daughter, this one a boy. My gran the same in 3 pregnancies (2 boys, 1 girl). My mum felt sick will all three of us, but it lasted longer with me and I was the only one she was physically sick in!

      Severe mornign sickness, Hyperemis Gavardium (spelled very wrong sorry) is a lot more common in women carrying girls. There does seem to be some truth in it, but it certainly wasn't for me!

  33. QUESTION:
    My wife is 1&1/2 weeks overdue with 3rd child. What are some home /wives tales about how to bring labor on?
    Ok, we have two boys. Both were born naturally ON the due date. Now we are having a girl and she is already causing drama. 1&1/2 weeks overdue. Things have are getting kind of stressed out at our house. Everyone is ready and sitting around just waiting on something to happen is getting tough. So we have decided to get some suggestions or wives tales and try them tonight. The boys and I have been given the task of collecting ideas. My boys are 3 and 5 so their ideas have been entertaining if nothing else. Can anyone give me some suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural Induction Methods

      There is no doubt that the induction rate is rising. Here are some natural and non-medical ways to induce labor:
      1. Relaxation techniques, to get you relaxed then use some visual imagery of labor beginning. I have a friend who swears by a good cry- she gets a tearjerker form the video store and has a good bawl to relieve tension. She has had 3 children and went at least 1 week overdue with each of them. The most important thing to do is to find a way to relieve tension. Tension works against labor. Relieve it, let everything go, and you may be surprised to find yourself in labor.

      2. Visualization. Get quiet and relaxed, and imagine your uterus contracting as well as the process of labor. Hypnosis or self-hypnosis has been known to really do wonders with this one.

      3. Sex has long been a method of inducing labor, making use of the Prostaglandin in semen and orgasm as a stimulating contraction. It is often more relaxing than using Pitocin and is done at home rather than a hospital. I know some of my clients simply do not feel like having sex in the last month of their pregnancy, but it beats a cesarean and medical induction. It will not arms the baby, and if you can find a comfortable position female orgasm can open the cervix of 2cm. WOW . If you really are not in the mood try using his sperm by inserting it in your vagina as close to the cervix as you can.

      4. Nipple stimulation can be done successfully and uterine hyper stimulation may be avoided by following this protocol from Maternity Nursing: Family, Newborn, and Women's Health Care by Reeder, Martin and Koniak-Griffin:

      *roll nipples between thumb and forefingers for 2 minutes

      *rest for 3 minutes

      *repeat rolling/resting for 20 minutes*

      *increase rolling to 3 minutes and decrease resting to 2 minutes for 20 minutes if inadequate contractions occur after initial 20 mins.

      Enemas- this causes the bowels to contract and could cause the uterus to contract, which will open and efface the cervix. Use with caution.

      Exercise- Walking, swinging in a swing and general exercise contracts the uterus.

      A bumpy car ride may sound like an old wives tail, but if the baby is not in a good position, your sitting and relaxing while being moved by the car through bumps has worked.

      Pineapple. I just found out about this one, and I love pineapple. If it doesn't give you heartburn, eating lots of pineapple is reputed to begin labor and ripen the cervix. I assume it has to do with the enzyme found in Pineapple

      Cumin Tea. This is used by midwives in Latino cultures. Traditionally, a raw cube of potato is added to the tea, it absorbs the bitterness of the cumin. You can add sugar to this one or honey.

      For labor, several herbs are used by midwives to induce labor or to stimulate contractions. Care should be taken NOT to take any of these herbs without first conferring with a midwife, physician, and a herbalist. These labor-enhancing herbs are:

      *Evening Primrose Oil: ripens the cervix

      *Castor Oil

      Please consult your care provider always before beginning any induction procedure.

      If you do decide to go ahead and use castor oil, three teaspoons is about right – try mixing it with some juice or pour it over a salad (tuna salad is a good alternative). A word of caution, castor oil can give you cramps and diarrhea if you know how you react to laxatives (strong ones) then you know if you want to use this method during labor and delivery. Dealing with Diarrhea while also dealing with contractions may not be fun!!!

      For long labors and tired moms, Ginger root (should not be given within an hour of birth) and Ginseng can increase a mom's energy level during a long, difficult labor. For pain, some midwives suggest meditations along with Motherwort or Skullcap (take the edge off the pain). St. John's Wort has been known to help with back and uterine pain and may be used in conjunction with Skullcap for a complete effect.

      While no official evidence exists regarding acupressure and inducing/stimulating labor, many perinatal specialists (midwives, physicians, childbirth educators and doulas) confirm the relationship between acupressure points and increased uterine contractions. When applying finger acupressure, instruct the client to press against the desired point on the skin. Massage in a small circular motion. Continue for 1-5 minutes.

      Three points are commonly used to stimulate labor and the first two are also linked to relief of migraine headaches.

      Hoku (Large intestine 6): located deep in the webbing between either hand's thumb and forefinger; in between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones. Stimulation of this point has been know to begin labor, enhance contractions during labor and in non-pregnant females, bring on menstruation several days early. Also may relieve pain from migraine.

      Chih-yin (Bladder 67): located approximately 1/10" behind the lateral corner of the smallest toe's nail of either foot. Stimulation of this point has been known to relieve labor pains and migraine discomfort.

      San-yin-chiao (Spleen 6): placing your left hand on your right leg with your pinkie finger just above the interior ankle bone, the lateral tibia is located just under where your index finger lies. You may utilize both points simultaneously by placing a thumb on each point as shown.

      Just as care providers need to share information regarding the administration of medication to either eliminate pain in labor or to induce or augment contractions during labor, so should the client inform the care provider when she decides to use any of the above methods to induce or augment labor.
      References:

      1.Bobak, I., Jensen, M. Maternity & Gynecologic Care: The Nurse and the Family. (1989) St. Louis: Mosby Publishers.
      2.Nichols, F., Humenick, S. Childbirth Education: Practice, Research & Theory (2000) Saunders & Co.
      3.Whitely, N. A Manual of Clinical Obstetrics (1985) Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company.

      Reeder, S., Martin, L., and Koniak-Griffin, D. Maternity Nursing: Family, Newborn, and Women's Health Care. (1997) Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company.

  34. QUESTION:
    Im 21 weeks pregnant from my symptoms what do u think im having?
    Symptoms are..
    Constant Back ache
    Stitch
    Heartburn
    i have 2 boys and didnt have these symptoms with them, i have my scan in 10 days!! can't wait 2 find out lol lemme know what u think??

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms don't determine the sex of your baby I'm afraid.
      I have 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl, and each pregnancy was different, no two were the same.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some "old-wives tales" you've heard?
    Of course they're not always true but I am originally from Jamaica so I've heard quite a few. But the one I hear most often is... "Boys give beauty and girls take it away."

    What are some old-wives tales you've heard when it comes to pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      if you have a lot of heartburn, ur baby will have a lot of hair :)

  36. QUESTION:
    Morning sickness, what time in your weeks did you start to have them?

    • ANSWER:
      1st Child: Morning Sickness came on around 4 weeks and lasted till the end of the first trimester... than I had REALLY bad Heartburn for the rest of my pregnancy....

      2nd Child: Immediately after I found out I was pregnant. I was so sick for the entire length of my pregnancy - I actually lost weight instead of gaining it. My doctor even put me on medication because it was so severe... But I wound up delivering a healthy baby at 8 months!

      My first was a boy, second was a girl - If that even matters... who knows!!! GOOD LUCK MOMMY!!!?

  37. QUESTION:
    Favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant?
    What do you love about it? What will you gladly leave behind? I haven't been pregnant long enough to have my own answers yet haha.

    • ANSWER:
      Favorite parts: Feeling the lil hiccups and watching my belly dance. The long hair and healthy nails as well as the "pregnancy glow". Taking pictures of the belly. Hearing the lil heart every doctors visit. The amount of food you can eat and not get looked at weirdly. lol

      Least favorite: Morning sickness! Heartburn. Back/ hip aches. The million questions people ask repetitively. ("is it a boy or girl? what are your names? when are you due? and no baby yet!?"). The worst is the pelvic pressure!

  38. QUESTION:
    If you have two boys or two girls were the pregnancies similar,lil different or totally different?
    not one boy one girl. Just if you have at least 2 of the same sex

    • ANSWER:
      of my 3 girls, they were all very different. one was very low, one high and gave me heartburn, etc. no one can predict the sex of their child by how their pregnancy is.

  39. QUESTION:
    do you know any old wives tales about what gender your baby would be?
    I was wondering if ppl out there experinced things that could corresponde with some old wives tales about what gender their baby would be. One pregnancy one i know is that if you get heartburn, your kid will have a full head of hair and this was true in the case of my first kid. But this is just for fun cuz i'm prego again and my bf swears this one will be a boy (we already have 3 other boys from previous marriages) and we want a girl this time so i just wanna playfully joke about how this one will be the girl!

    • ANSWER:
      Nose and butt spread slightly while pregnant - girl because she is stealing her mommies good looks
      Look as great if not greater - boy because he cherishes his mommy

      If someone asks for your hand and you offer it palm side down, it is a girl (more demure)
      If you offer it palm side up, it is a boy (grasping a tool)
      If you offer it to the side and it is the right hand - a boy (shaking a hand)
      If you offer it to the side and it is the left hand - a girl (offering hand to dance)

      If you can't eat the heel or crusts of bread - girl - too hard on your stomach
      If you like/love the heel or crusts of bread - boy - more roughage for a rough boy

      Crave fruits and veggies - girl
      Crave meat and potatoes - boy

      Get hairier during pregnancy - boy
      No change or less hairy - girl

      If you pull down on the lower lid of your left eye and there is a Y vein, it is a girl
      If there are two veins running perpendicular to each other, it is a boy.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me your pregnancy experience ?
    I want to kno what you felt in the beginning of your pregnancy.
    What symptoms did you get.?
    Did some of you ladies bleed at the beginning.?
    How long did u wait till u went to the doctor to get checked out if you were prego or not.?

    I want to kno because I think I'm prego

    • ANSWER:
      my period had always been irregular. it always comes within the last week of one month or the first week of the next. my last period was december 16th, 2011. so i was expecting my period around the 13th or the 20th of january at the latest. in the week of january 15th-21st, i would sleep til 4pm, get up to work at 5pm, work until 12am, go home, try to eat a bowl of soup, watch tv until 5am-6am and do it all over again. however, around 5am, id be watching a movie in bed, and id get wicked heartburn/acid reflux and throw up. than id gargle salt water and go to bed. i didnt eat all day or while i was working but i got home the next evening and tried to eat some soup again- within half an hour i was throwing up. by 5am i was vomiting bile. another day went by like this and i was like, WTF? i thought i had the flu, i legit could not keep ANYTHING down. i realized my period was "late" and i started freaking out trying to do the math to figure out if i could be pregnant. i decided i was going to wait until saturday morning (the morning after payday) to take a pregnancy test. friday night my bf came over and i told him my suspicion, saturday morning we went to the drug store to get the test, and than we went home and i took one. it was positive. so on january 21st i was 4weeks and 6 days pregnant. im now 34 weeks and 2 days pregnant, due on september 23rd with our baby boy. and i couldnt be happier :) im still getting sick tho, i have not gained any weight and though my belly is getting rounder and sticking out further, the rest of me is slimming down. and im a plus size girl to begin with. the only symptom i can say i had was "morning" sickness. i also got a metallic taste in my mouth sometimes (its a very uncommon, but heard of symptom) i have not had one drop of blood come from down there since my LMP, which was in december.

  41. QUESTION:
    How did it go for you?
    I know everyone is different but I thought it would be fun to see what your biggest pregnancy symptoms were and what the gender of you baby ended up being. I'm curious if there is a pattern. So did you have a boy or girl and what were your biggest symptoms, or did you even have any?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm having a boy and my biggest symptom so far was nausea from 7-12 weeks without vomiting!! No heartburn or anything yet!!

  42. QUESTION:
    What is different between 1st & 2nd pregnancies?
    Are there any noticable changes between your first and second pregnancies? Symptoms? Body changes?

    Any experience is helpful?

    • ANSWER:
      with my first and second pregnancies everything was almost identical as far as symptoms. the only difference was that I started showing around 4 weeks earlier with my second and I felt her kick about 2 weeks earlier. they were both girls. this one is a boy and it is completely different form my girls. All the wives tales were true with my three babies. everything is happening very early but no morning sickness or anything else for that matter other than the occasional heartburn and pelvic pain this pregnancy has been a breeze.

  43. QUESTION:
    whats the craziest craving you had when pregnant?
    I'm 25 weeks. and as opposed to my first pregnancy, I haven't had many craving issues. usually for dairy, fruit, or red meat. My first son (who's now 1yr) gave me cravings for different things. E.g. I'd get terrible heartburn, nausea, and morning sickness if I didn't eat 1-3 cups of yogurt per day. lol

    what kind of cravings did you have?

    • ANSWER:
      with my first ,a girl i loved the smell of oranges, orange soap shampoo lip balm etc all had 2 be orange.i also loved the smell of new carpets and dog biccies! and i used to love chips with mint sauce on.i remember i was pregnant through easter too and i remember tryin to search everywere for choc eggs because they were round and i was convinced that because of this they tasted better! with my second a boy i would get through 12 boxes of breadsticks a week, i loved to dip them in chocolate spread and creme eggs!i also adored cream cakes. with both my pregnancys tho i had extream sickness and would very rarely keep anything down.was awful.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the common ailments during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common anwser that you are probably going to get is that every woman is different. I am 29 weeks pregnant and have had many different things, the most severe has been heartburn, my mother in law has told me that I am going to turn into a stone from all the tums I have eaten. Other symptons included morning sickness in the beggining, food cravings, tiredness and an extreme sensitivity to smell. In week 8 I experienced very heavy bleeding and had to be taken by ambulance to the emergency room, I had very strange HCG levels, that never seemed to double and even lowered and then went up by 25%. Now that I am in the last stretch of my pregnancy I would say the most common thing I am experienceing is the feeling of heaviness, it is hard to bend down and do things like clean the tub or pick up my dog. And of course the anxiousness of finally seeing and holding my little boy or girl.
      Good luck in your pregnancy and make sure you have a good Ob/Gyn, if you have any concerns they should be able to anwser your questions.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some old wives tails?
    I was just wondering. I love reading up on stuff like this. I'm not TTC or anything but I was just wondering. I read up on something yesterday that said eating YAMS will give you a higher percentage of having twins. And I was just wondering if it's true that taking vitamins with 400 mg folic acid will give you a greater chance of conceiving.
    What are some more wives tails?

    • ANSWER:
      The Yoruba tribe of Nigeria have the highest twinning rate in the entire world (3 sets of twins in every 19 births). The Nigerian people attribute it to their population's consumption of a specific type of yam. Scientists have discovered that these colourful vegetables contain a high level of a substance that is similar to the hormone oestrogen, which could bring on multiple ovulation. Chief Adeyemisays “It's an honour to be so-called Baba or Iya Ibeji [Father or mother of twins] because they are a special breed from God.”

      As for old wives tales ...
      1. The old heartburn myth
      If a pregnant woman frequently experiences heartburn, her baby will have a full head of hair. Simply not true. Some babies have hair, some don't. Most lose it all within a few weeks, anyway.

      2. The umbilical cord strangulation myth
      If a pregnant woman lifts her hands above her head, she will choke the baby. Give us a break. People used to think (and, alas, some still believe) that the mother's movement could cause the baby to become tangled in the umbilical cord, but that's just not true.

      3. The curse myth
      Anyone who denies a pregnant woman the food that she craves will get a sty in his eye. Nope. This myth doesn't mean that someone who stands between a pregnant woman and her cravings is in the clear, though: he will most certainly be subjected to threats, name-calling, or icy glares.

      4. The heart rate myth
      If the foetal heart rate is fast, the baby is a girl. If the heart rate is slow, it's a boy. Medical researchers actually looked into this myth. They did find a very slight different between the average heart rate of boys and that of girls, but it wasn't significant enough to make heart rate an accurate predictor of sex.

      5. The ugly stick myth
      If a pregnant woman sees something ugly or horrible, she will have an ugly baby. How could this possibly be true? There's no such thing as an ugly baby!

      6. The coffee myth
      If a baby is born with cafe au lait spots (light-brown birthmarks), the mother drank too much coffee or had unfulfilled cravings during pregnancy. Nope.

      7. The great sex myth
      Interestingly, this may be one of the few myths with a grain of truth in it. Love-making can stimulate your body to produce the hormone oxytocin, which can help your cervix ripen in readiness for labour. Your partner's semen also contains hormones called prostaglandins, which can cause contractions

  46. QUESTION:
    I am pregnant from a guy from Fiji but he is muslim and I am catholic and I am having a girl ?
    What is the future Of my baby girl, he does not want her

    • ANSWER:
      What do you mean, what is her future? You'll raise her and she'll grow up to be a woman. Depending on how you raise her, her personality will be different. It's much to difficult to tell from the description of "female baby" how she's going to turn out. There are a plethora of websites, books, magazines and the like on pregnancy, and I suggest that you start researching to have the best possible pregnancy. Now you don't have to deal with the whole "religious debate" thing, and I know that there are a lot of services for Christian mothers through church services. If you live here in the states, there are a number of government programs who can help you out financially as well. Here in Ky we have a program called KCHIP that covers everything from OBGYN to prenatal vitamins, and I think I saw a WIC sticker on a car seat the other day! I know that WIC didn't used to cover stuff like that, but it does now. WIC will cover food and diapers I know for certain; I used cloth diapers, both because they were cheaper and because they tend to cause less diaper rash, but I had a boy so I'm not sure how the stats are on girls. I assume that they're similar.

      You have to ask yourself if you're worried about the baby or the break-up. Because it seems to me that you're worried about the break-up. Don't be. Fuck that guy. I mean, right? If he doesn't want the kid, then he doesn't deserve it. I would suggest going to the courthouse and getting a rights waver for him to sign, officially stating that he gives up his parental rights. If you don't do this as soon as possible, he can step in at any time and try to get in your daughter's life, and neither she nor you will need that kind of inconsistent bullshit. I think that mine was only , and if you have WIC they'll wave that, but I think they send him a bill. If he's in FIJI, he probably won't have to pay it, though, he can just let it go forever, so no one will be charged. It scares the shit out of me to think that someone with that attitude could have a link to my, your, or any child, so I would go down and get it drafted up RIGHT NOW.

      Since you listed only your religions as the facts about you and your ex, it seems that your spirituality is very important to you! I'm no theologian, but I'm pretty sure that if your faith is as fierce as it seems to be, your god will look after you and your child. Isn't he good with children? ;) If I remember my Christmas stories right, he protects them, and their mothers. Hold tight to your faith, both in your god and yourself. You have the strength to protect and care for your daughter, and she will be a strong, independent woman because she was raised by a strong, independent woman.

      Also, this parting tip. Look out for heartburn. Never had it before, but during pregnancy, it is a total bitch. You'll think that you're having a heart attack, but you're not, it's just the damn pizza.

      I believe in you! Believe in yourself! And let us know how everything goes!

  47. QUESTION:
    I am 6 weeks pregnant and don't get "morning sickness" is this normal?
    This is my first pregnancy, and it's perfectly healthy and i just don't get morning sickness or headaches or heartburn really for that matter. Is it too early still yet? The only thing that happens to me is certain foods make me turn up my nose that didn't use to, and i'm craving foods that I never had before, and I get headaches but that's about it. Has anyone else experienced this? Does this indicate a healthy pregnancy or an unhealthy one?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely!! I could have written this (and I think I did 2 weeks ago). I'm 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I only very recently started having "morning sickness". It doesn't happen in the morning, and there's no vomiting, but I just feel like I could vomit (even as I'm typing this). Morning sickness is not an indication of a healthy or an unhealthy pregnancy despite some of the things I've read online. We are just the lucky few who don't experience the "blah" feeling. At about 6 weeks, I was craving cheese quesadillas lol. Certain smells would make me queasy, and my breasts were pretty sore. The breast tenderness is going away now. Some women don't experience morning sickness early on, and that's ok. Old wives tales say that means you're having a boy - I want a girl, so I'm hoping this isn't true. I hope this helps. Consider yourself lucky to be feeling well. Give it a few more weeks and see if you're not feeling worse :-)

  48. QUESTION:
    Ladies when you were prego what symptoms did you have??? Name each one you had for a boy or girl thanks?
    I was just wanting to know the symptoms that you guys had? If you were pregnant with a boy tell me everything you Craved, Carrying high or low, Heartrate, Sickness, and everything else you can think of and ladies the ones that were pregnant with girls or still are tell me samething i asked up there if you dont care thanks alot!

    • ANSWER:
      There's no difference between boys and girls with symptoms. It's an old wive's tale. I was told that I was going to have a boy because I had no morning sickness. I had a girl.

      My symptoms were nose bleeds, stuffy nose and my gums bled every time I brushed my teeth- yes, these are some of the lesser known symptoms because your mucous membranes all swell when you get pregnant. I had heartburn late into the pregnancy when I got put under a lot of stress (closing on our first house and having to round up all the necessary information on my own). I'd say fatigue, but that's normal for me as a depressive. Oh, my back hurt a lot. That's how I actually found out.

  49. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had implantation bleeding with a past pregnancy and had a girl?!?
    I'm 6 weeks pregnant with my second baby, no bleeding with my daughter. I read somewhere that little spotting early in the pregnancy (implantation bleeding) usually means you're going to have a boy. This also was true with several girlfriends. Anybody have implantation bleeding early in the pregnancy and have a girl?!

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      With my first baby, I spotted a little when I was about 4 weeks along and never did after that. With my 2nd, when I was about 8 weeks along I was bleeding an abnormal amount and went to the ER. They said that I was more than likely having a miscarriage and there was nothing they could do. They were wrong, I had the baby at 38 weeks and she is fine. Both of my children are girls! There is no way of telling what sex you'll have by bleeding. The only rumor I've heard to be true is heartburn means the baby will have hair, I can vouch for that one! Good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    could craving pickles mean boy or girl?
    Is that a sign of a boy or a girl? How about extreme vomiting? Low pressure,heartburn and headachs? 2 more weeks till u/s and going crazy!

    • ANSWER:
      you have 2 more weeks of going crazy hun! People who "crave" pickles are craving the salt because during pregnancy you need the extra salt. The vomiting...old wives tale. Each pregnancy is different! Heartburn as a wives tale usually means a head full of hair, my son had a head FULL of hair and I did have a lot of heartburn and headaches to but that is all normal or possible symptoms of any pregnancy. None of them are gender specific...sorry Good Luck


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