What Are the Symptoms of a Baby Boy; Myths Vs. Facts

What Are the Symptoms of a Baby Boy; Myths Vs. Facts

When you are pregnant, you and your family get curious to know about the gender of the baby. This inquisitiveness gives rise to many myths, tales, and assumptions about predicting the gender of the baby. However, these become funny to try for a couple because they do not have any scientific basis. From the platform of kindling quarterly, I will tell you about what are the symptoms of a baby boy and what are the myths which people related to this.

What determines the gender of the baby?

The make-up of chromosomes reveals the baby’s gender at the time of fertilization. Fertilization is the process in which the sperm from the father and egg from the mother meets. In this way, the embryo receives half chromosomes 23 from the mother and half from the father. From these, there is a pair of sex chromosome which reveals the gender.

If the baby receives two X chromosomes in sex pair, then the baby is a girl, and if one is X and the other is Y, then the baby is a boy. Sexual difference is predicted after the seventh week of pregnancy, which is influenced by genetic and environmental factors.

What are the symptoms of a baby boy

Here I list some of the common symptoms which commonly believe that indicate the baby boy. Let us explore the myths and have some fun by making guesses about the gender of the baby.

Morning sickness

It is a myth that if you do not suffer from morning sickness and nausea, then you are carrying a baby boy. But the fact is the hormonal changes cause morning sickness during pregnancy, and about 70-80% of pregnant women suffer from it. Some only experience it in the first trimester while some at the end of the pregnancy. It is not because of the sex of the baby.

Heart rate

Some people believe that if you notice that your baby’s heart rate remains under 140 per beat, then it is an indication that you carry a baby boy. However, it is a misleading claim, and no study proves it. 

Irrespective of the sex, the standard fetal rate is about 120-160 bpm, and it goes on increasing in the later stages of the pregnancy.

Skin and hair condition

If your skin is pimple-free, then you carry a baby boy because if you carry a baby girl, she can borrow your beauty. Mother will have longer and shinier hair if she carries a baby boy, but there are no studies to support this myth. 

Skin and hair conditions are due to the change in the hormonal level during pregnancy.

Food cravings

People believed that if you crave salty and sour food, then you carry a baby boy. But there is no scientific proof to support this claim. Because it is well known that craving is due to the nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes, and physiologically active substances present in the food. 

Mood swings

You are not prone to the mode swings if you carry a baby boy. But this also due to the hormonal changes.

Weight gain

It is believed that if you carry a baby boy, the extra pounds are mostly visible on the stomach area. On the other hand, if you carry a baby girl, then this weight is distributed to your whole body, including your face. 

But it is not true it is natural to gain weight during pregnancy. Most women gain weight throughout the pregnancy while others on the specific areas for a healthy pregnancy.

Urine color

Some people believed that if you have dark-colored urine, then you carry a baby boy. But it is not true because the urine color changes throughout the pregnancy due to foods, supplements, or medications. It is not related to the sex determination of the baby.

Sex revealing is an exciting part of pregnancy, but remember these are only myths. They are not related to facts, so be patient. You will be able to find the gender of your baby soon.