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Are You Having A Baby Boy? Signs During Pregnancy

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When a woman is pregnant, she often wonders whether she will have a baby boy or girl! All parents are eager to know if they are going to have a baby boy or girl, so that they can make the necessary preparations, such as decorating the nursery or picking a name, etc.

If you are staying in the West, doctors can tell you if you are having a boy or a girl baby with the help of an ultrasound. Sadly, in India, for various reasons, there is a craze for boys. And because of serious problems of sex-selective abortion in India, tests that can tell you the gender of the baby before birth are illegal.


But most expectant mother's are keen to know if the tiny being growing inside them is a boy or a girl. Many people, especially from the older generation, believe that there are signs during pregnancy which tell you if you are having a baby boy or a girl. But these symptoms during pregnancy of having a baby boy are more of old wive's tales than scientific facts. These signs will be visible only during the later stages of the pregnancy, so there is no danger of them being exploited by the people.

It's always exciting for expectant mothers to know if they are having a baby boy or a baby girl. So, if you really want to know what baby you have in your tummy, these are some of the boy baby signs which can help you get prepared with the nursery or in buying clothes for the soon-to-arrive little bundle.

Take a look at some of the baby boy signs during pregnancy.


Tummy Positioning

One of the common baby boy signs during pregnancy is the positioning of the tummy. If you are carrying low, it means you are carrying a baby boy.


Urine Colour

There are many pregnant women who check the colour of their urine after they pee. It is believed if your urine is dark, it means boy and cloudy white means you're having a girl.



During pregnancy, hormones play havoc. However, if you are having a regular onset of pimples, it is believed to be one of the signs you are having a baby boy.


Small tummy

According to many Indian women, it is said that if your pregnant belly is small you are having a baby boy. This is one of the common signs to show you are pregnant with a baby boy.


Breast Size

During pregnancy, the breasts tend to grow large as it prepares for nurturing the baby. It is a true fact that the left breast is bigger than the right. But, during pregnancy, one of the signs you are pregnant with a baby boy is when your right breast becomes bigger than the left.


Cold feet

If you constantly have cold feet during your pregnancy, it is one of the signs to show you are having a baby boy.


Heart Rate

When you go in for a check up, notice the heart rate of the baby. If the heart rate is under 140 beats per minute, it is considered a sign you are pregnant with a baby boy!


Hair Growth

Another sign if you are pregnant with a baby boy is when your hair begins to grow faster than usual.



Pregnancy cravings are a common sign to show what baby you are carrying. Women who are pregnant for baby boys have a craving for sour foods or salty foods.


Sleep Positions

During pregnancy, one feels very tired. However, it is said that when a pregnant woman sleeps more on her left side, it is a boy baby.


Your Hands

Are your hands dry and cracked no matter how much of cold cream you apply? Well, this could be one of the signs you are pregnant with a baby boy.

Read more about: pregnancy, baby
Story first published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 19:34 [IST]
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