Everyone agrees that the most important thing is that
the baby is healthy, but at the same time most pregnant
women are very excited about whether they are carrying a
boy or girl. Not everyone gets a proper answer.
do not want to know before childbirth, while others are
almost unable to wait for the ultrasound examination in
week 18 just to know the sex of the baby they have in
"The midwife is happy to see what gender it is if the
parents want it, and in most cases she can see if the
baby is a boy or girl," says Cecilia Kleven, who is an
midwife at the Oslo midwife and women's center.
How the baby is
Whether or not the midwife is able to see what gender
the baby has or not depends on how the child is
undergoing the ultrasound examination itself.
- When the child is cross-legged or has the umbilical
cord between the legs, it can be difficult to see the
sex, Kleven explains.
Can give wrong message
She goes on to say that some parents have experienced
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- It is not as often as it happens, but when you take
an ultralight ointment it is not always easy to get a
good overview. It depends on how the baby lies, how much
it moves, how far one has gone in pregnancy, how much
amniotic fluid there is, and several other things. It is
therefore important to make the ultrasound of someone
who is trained for this, says K leve.
Wide stomach = Girl?
Ever since the beginning of your life, there have
been various housewife tips and "wise" words about
whether the pregnant woman has a girl or boy in the
stomach. Midwife Cecilia Kleven says that as far as she
knows there is no research that can confirm one or the
other, but she says some signs are more accurate than
- My experience is that the stomach shape, that is,
the wide belly shows that you have a girl and pointed
stomach that you have a boy, is true relatively often,
Not something to trust
Kleven emphasizes that the stomach shape also depends
on the body type of the pregnant woman.
- Some are slim and slim with others going up evenly
throughout the body regardless of gender. So such signs
are nothing to be trusted, she says.
"Housewife tips" about the child's gender
Although it is by no means a fact, it can be fun to
guess. Here are several signs of "type of housewife
tips" on whether it is a boy or girl.
The way you sleep
If you have a boy in your stomach you prefer to sleep
on the left side and on the contrary if you are
expecting a girl.
Much nausea, especially in the morning, is said to be
a sign that it is a girl, while a little nausea
indicates a boy.
According to old sayings, girls are said to steal the
mother's beauty. If you have unclean skin during
pregnancy, it should indicate that you are waiting for a
Sweet or salty
If you are craving salt, it is said that you have a
boy in the stomach. If you lean on the sweet, you should
probably wear a girl.
If you are tormented by heartburn it may be because
you are going to be the mother of a boy.
Rules of thumb for the baby's gender:
- Ultrasound tells the child's gender, but then it
must be in the right direction.
- Be prepared that midwives can be wrong about the
- There are various housewife tips that can reveal
your baby's gender, but take it with a pinch of