What Are Some Ways to Predict Your Baby's Gender?

What Are Some Ways to Predict Your Baby's Gender?

What Are Some Ways to Predict Your Baby's Gender?

The most reliable way to predict a baby's gender is through ultrasound technology, states WebMD. While ultrasounds cannot guarantee total accuracy as of 2015, there are many nonscientific, less reliable methods that people have traditionally used to predict a baby's gender.

One traditional method involves tracking the average heart rate of the baby in the womb, notes WebMD. A heart rate between 110 and 130 suggests a boy, while a heart rate between 140 and 160 suggests a girl. Another traditional method involves tying a ring to a string and dangling it over a pregnant woman's stomach. If the ring swings in a circular motion, then the baby is a girl; if it sways back and forth, it's a boy. Though these methods of prediction are sometimes correct, their accuracy is akin to a lucky guess.