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Less hairy legs = girl?

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20wkbaby Sun 29-May-11 16:27:55

I read somewhere that if the hair on your legs seems to become more sparse during pregnancy and is not growing as much then you are having a girl. This certainly seemed to be the case with DD and now I am pregnant for a 2nd time I am sure the same thing is happening again (and I am quite a hairy person!).

Anyone who knows they are having a girl experiencing this? Or had a girl and had the same thing?

Sadly I can't say the same for my tummy which seems to have got more hairy (again as last time)!

lollystix Sun 29-May-11 16:39:08

My leg hair just doesn't grow at all in pregnancy - it's weird .... And I have 3 boys and a fourth son on the way

rooks14 Sun 29-May-11 16:50:20

My leg hair hasn't grown at all either! am 30 weeks and haven't shaved them in months, and i'm having a boy!

wheresmytractor Sun 29-May-11 18:06:44

I'm having a girl and am having to shave less.

ada07 Sun 29-May-11 18:09:41

..............but the babies sex hormones don't cross the placenta into your blood. Thankfully!!

Milkybrew Sun 29-May-11 18:10:25

I've just had a little girl and literally only had to shave my legs a handful of times during my pregnancy! Very strange! Unfortunately since having her it's been growing manically!

lolajane2009 Sun 29-May-11 18:29:19

i have bald patches on my legs and it is a boy

ShowOfHands Sun 29-May-11 18:35:48

It's a pregnancy thing, nowt to do with gender.

None of the old wives tales have any truth to them. Although there are a couple of studies to suggest that a mother's intuition is right more times than you'd expect through chance. Quite convincingly so iirc.

20wkbaby Mon 30-May-11 08:20:40

Thanks, that is interesting.

As for mother's instinct last time I was convinced I was having a boy, for no particular reason whatsoever, and a girl arrived. This time I am thinking 'girl' so I expect it will be a boy!

I am enjoying not having to shave my legs so much though, if only it also worked for armpits...

SherbetDibDab Mon 30-May-11 08:24:33

The no leg hair thing only worked for me during my boy pregnancies. Everything stayed pretty much the same when I had my girl.

LawrieMarlow Mon 30-May-11 08:27:42

I always have hairy legs. Having a boy, and then a girl made no difference to the hairiness grin

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