Curious about the sex of your baby? Have fun guessing with these old wives’ tales from around the world…
Baby myth 1: It’s all in the stomach shape
In Indonesia, it’s said that if your stomach sticks out, the baby is a boy. If it’s flat, then it’s a girl. There are lots of versions of this myth – for instance, if your belly is low, you’re carrying a boy, but if it’s high then it’s a girl.
Baby myth 2: Your looks give it away
In Chinese culture, healthy, glowing skin and hair means you’re carrying a girl, while rough skin means it’s a boy. But in some countries, the superstition goes that carrying a baby girl steals your beauty – so if you’re not looking so great, maybe that’s why!
Baby myth 3: Belly lines
Many mums-to-be develop a dark line on their belly during pregnancy. It’s called the linea nigra, and one old wives’ tale says that if it goes upwards to your ribs the baby is a boy, while if it goes from your navel to your pubic bone, you’re having a girl.