It happens all the time. A woman announces she’s pregnant and bam, the speculation begins about whether she’s having a boy or a girl. While some people claim the way a mum looks overall (her hair, glow, and so on) are predictors of whether she has a baby boy or girl on board, others swear it all has to do with the way she carries.
Midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies is used to hearing such speculation. She says old wives’ tales say that if you’re carrying “wide and low” and that you’ve gained weight all around your abdomen (what is often referred to as a “tree trunk waist”), then you’re having a girl. Meanwhile, if you’re carrying “high and pointy” you’re more likely having a boy.