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Old wives tale

(16 Posts)
AyeWhySwim Tue 17-Oct-17 22:40:15

Is there any truth - anecdotally speaking - to the old wives tale that you get more severe sickness etc if you're carrying a girl?

DramaAlpaca Tue 17-Oct-17 22:43:44

I don't reckon so. I had horrendous sickness with each of my three pregnancies, and each time I was carrying a boy. It started earlier and lasted longer with each pregnancy too.

Sharl2017 Tue 17-Oct-17 22:44:05

I've never heard it but dare say it's wrong from the amount of sicky pregnancies I know about where they had boys lol

ijustwannadance Tue 17-Oct-17 22:44:15

It a load of old bollocks. It depends on how your body reacts to pregnancy and every one is different.

I had non with either pregnancy. Both girls.

GlitteryFluff Tue 17-Oct-17 23:02:37

I had sickness at least once a day for about 8 weeks with DS.
Pregnant with a girl now (NHS scan plus private scan to double check) and I've had no sickness at all and I'm 28 weeks tomorrow.
So I think it's rubbish.

PodgeBod Tue 17-Oct-17 23:08:15

I had very little and had two girls.

DeadDoorpost Tue 17-Oct-17 23:37:29

Horrendous sickness here and having a boy. Also most of the old wives tales for having a girl have happened to me and BabyDoor is most definitely a boy. Could got have got a clearer picture of his testicles at the scan. Sonographer came across them straight away he seems to have been totally happy to show them off to us.

123rd Wed 18-Oct-17 00:02:53

I never had any sickness at all and I have a DD & DS

123rd Wed 18-Oct-17 00:04:56

( did have horrendous heart burn with both though... and they both popped out quite hairy!!)

Oysterbabe Wed 18-Oct-17 07:06:56

It hasn't been true for me. I feel much worse this time than last time. I had a girl first and now having a boy.

4thtime Wed 18-Oct-17 07:50:17

Three girls here and not once did I get morning sickness

louiserachael Thu 19-Oct-17 12:03:39

No I’m having a boy and still was sick every day - still now!

Lozmatoz Thu 19-Oct-17 13:26:36

I was more ill with my daughter, but there are loads of other reasons this could have been due to. I was a couple of years older, I had another child to look after instead of just myself.

Doublechocolatetiffin Thu 19-Oct-17 13:38:17

I didn’t even have a hint of nausea with my DD so I’d say it’s rubbish!

eeanne Thu 19-Oct-17 13:46:22

Two girls and and never actually was sick once! Nausea and aversion to food but that's it. And it was worse with my first. No correlation I think.

justdontevenfuckingstart Thu 19-Oct-17 13:48:24

Every old wives tale is rubbish, every pregnancy, conception and labour is different.
But I did have lemon addiction with both of my girls!

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