Are they thinking pink in the Beckham household? Long before Victoria Beckham announced her fourth pregnancy, the former Spice Girl let the public in on her desire to add a baby girl to her family. Now rumor has it that the mom to three boys made significant changes to her diet in order to increase her chances of conceiving a daughter. For hundreds of years moms-to-be have tried to influence the gender of their offspring using unusual actions. Take this quiz to see how much you know about these old wives' tales.Take the Quiz
A mother of two boys may decide to give it her all with one last pregnancy in hopes of fulfilling her life long dream of having a daughter to keep her company on shopping trips and spa days. Parents desperate to determine the gender of their baby often turn to old wives tales hoping to see the family jewels during an ultrasound. Some of these ideas sound ridiculous while others have an ounce of logical reasoning behind them. To see what some of the myths are, just read more
Random people always want to take a guess at a baby-to-be's gender based on the expecting mother's girth, fullness of face, morning sickness, or other factors. There may be some truth to those pregnancy myths, but I decided to be surprised in the delivery room. Now that I'm on the other side, I can look back and see differences between my pregnancies.
My daughter gave me a tinge of morning sickness with bouts of nausea and waves of tiredness. My son, on the other hand, left me feeling completely normal. I was hungrier with him but had serious cravings with her. I swelled with edema during her pregnancy while maintaining skinny ankles throughout his nine months. And not too surprising, he started using his athletic legs early in the womb with karate chop jabs to my abdomen, while I think she may have been studying ayurvedic yoga in utero.
Did you have dissimilar pregnancies with opposite sex babies?