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Cravings and gender prediction

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lolalotta Wed 09-Jan-13 08:39:02

If you craved the same things second time round in pregnancy did you go on to have the same gender as your first? I know there's probably nothing in it, but just curious as to what others think! 7 weeks and craving raw carrots/ marmite on toast and cheese and potato pie and baked beans, exactly the same as last time, I have a DD 3yrs and wondering if this means "girl" again???

FirstTimeForEverything Wed 09-Jan-13 08:41:44

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FILforsale Wed 09-Jan-13 08:45:53

I am currently 32wks pregnant with DS2 I have been craving different things than with my first son: ice-cream, chocolate.. and this time is more like carrots, celery, houmous.. (so, same gender, different cravings) but then my pregnancy are in different season, i.e. DS1 was a "spring/summer preg" and this one is a "autumn/ winter" one... I haven't got a clue if I am in the right track for this theory though grin

bruffin Wed 09-Jan-13 08:51:52

I had the same craving for both pregnancies which was peanut butter on toast. I ended up with one of each.

kittykatsforever Wed 09-Jan-13 10:21:45

I craved McDonald's for both (2 girls) but then I always crave mcdonalds wink
Think its rubish tbh and seen lots of people convince themselves it's a different gender ie sweet with a girl only to be dissapointed when it wasn't

lolalotta Wed 09-Jan-13 10:56:09

FirstTime your doc could be right, I'm a veggie so an bound to be deficient in something or other!
Kitty, you probably are right, just thought it might be fun to see what others think! grin

ComfortablyCurvy Wed 09-Jan-13 10:58:55

First time craved chocolate but only at the end of my pg. put it down to me needing the calories grin

Second time it was olives, gherkins, pickles, pickled beet root, more olives, garlic olives, maybe a few olives grin throughout my pg

Third time no cravings at all

All boys!!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 09-Jan-13 12:05:01

course this is pure speculation
I've craved dairy - milk and cheese mostly, haven't had a yoghurt since I got pregnant in August! - and orange juice. I dunno if it actually mean anything but I'm (probably, scan wasn't 100% clear) expecting a girl!

Emsyboo Wed 09-Jan-13 12:55:56

When pregnant with DS craved steak, beef and burgers this time having DD can't face steak and want cakes and biscuits yummy!
Both pregnancies putting in too much weight lol smile

Emsyboo Wed 09-Jan-13 12:57:46

I think it is interesting but wouldn't go shopping for gender specific clothes based on symptoms
I did notice with DS very hairy legs this time not very hairy at all for DD bodies and hormones are funny things!

maybunny Wed 09-Jan-13 18:55:11

My two pregnancies were identical and I would have bet my house I was having a second daughter - but out popped a boy second time round! I don't think there is much in it tbh.....

lolalotta Wed 09-Jan-13 19:09:13

Oooooooh, that's interesting MayBunny!!! Really trying to wait it out until the end this time to see if it's boy or girl but not sure if I have the strength!!! wink

Twattybollocks Wed 09-Jan-13 20:23:07

I craved crisps with ds, white chocolate toblerone with dd, and this time, (apparently another dd) fresh fruit, malt loaf, milk and fruit toast. With ds I also ate a lot of meat, last time and this time I am completely off meat, can't face the stuff. one craving which has been universal in all my pregnancies is fresh orange juice. I drink it by the gallon, and it gives me hideous heartburn but I can't resist.

lolalotta Wed 09-Jan-13 21:03:28

You made me want fruit toast now!

Dogsmom Thu 10-Jan-13 09:57:53

I don't have any cravings but have gone right off curry and I usually have 2-3 a week. I'm pregnant with a girl.

LexiLexi Fri 11-Jan-13 12:29:09

I've really gone off curry and like Dogsmom was at least 2 a week before. Also have found myself buying and eating a lot more fruit, rather than veggies. Hopefully we get to find out on the 25th Jan at 20 week scan and if so, will post again!

mrsR1991 Fri 11-Jan-13 13:52:13

there are myths that is you crave sweet things its a girl and savoury or salty its a boy but i dont believe this as with my daughter i craved lemons and salt n vinegar crisps! im pretty sure cravings are just your body telling you what it needs although i could be wrong. xx

McRoo Fri 11-Jan-13 16:14:40

I'm 24 weeks pregnant with 1st DS.

Before we found out what I was having we were looking up old wives tales about gender (inc. cravings - since being pregnant I cannot stop craving sweet things) and 7/10 of the old wives tales on one website said I was having a girl and the only reason the other 3 didn't say girl is because we didn't do the tests.

Everyone was convinced I was having a girl but the scan could not have been clearer - he's definitely a boy and he's definitely a show off about it.

gloti Fri 11-Jan-13 18:19:26

I find this thread so interesting! I'm am craving anything salty specially olives!
I also feel I need orange juice but I always end up throwing it up! it doesn't seem to matter though as the next day there I am again with the tropicana bottle! envy

lolalotta Fri 11-Jan-13 18:37:48

I am still LOVING marmite on toast in the morning, so good to rid the worst of the morning sickness!!! grin

floatyjosmum Sat 12-Jan-13 07:56:58

I'm currently pregnant with dc3 who we know for def is a girl but would say my cravings and not wanting things is more like my pregnancy with ds rather than my dd

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