People are using this weird science test to figure out the gender of their baby 1 month ago

People are using this weird science test to figure out the gender of their baby

I don't know about this one...

There are a lot of old wives tales about how you can predict the gender of your baby but this is a little bit different than trying to tell if it's a girl or a boy by whether you're carrying high or not.

This trick takes a slightly more scientific approach to predict your baby's gender but I don't know if it will be replacing scans any time soon.

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When searched on Google the description of the method says;

"Put a tablespoon or two of baking soda in a glass. Then add some of your urine to the baking soda.

If the combination fizzes, like a soft drink that has been shaken up, then you are having a boy.

On the other hand if there is no reaction at all from the baking soda and urine, you're having a girl."


There are of course hormones in our urine during pregnancy as they are used to test for the pregnancy itself, but I don't know if they can be gender specific.

The thought behind this test is that the pregnancy hormones in your urine can cause a reaction with the baking soda differently for each gender due to the difference in pH. It is believed that if it's a girl it will be more acidic, while a boy is more alkaline.

Maybe there's some truth to it but personally, I wouldn't trust it to be 100 per cent accurate and I definitely wouldn't be rushing out to buy all blue bits if it started to fizz.

Saying that if I had read about this while I was pregnant I probably would have given it a go for the craic.

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