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Myth or fact pregnancy cravings and genders

42 replies

Mememoo · 13/02/2024 01:03

Can some people please tell me there cravings and babies gender, I want to work out if there's any truth or 'majority' behind the whole sweet for a girl savoury for a boy 😁

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TheShellBeach · 13/02/2024 01:05

You mean the baby's sex, surely?

Justme10 · 13/02/2024 01:07

Well I have only had boys and actually only had cravings for DS1. My cravings started as pickled onions or pickled onion crisps and then changed to various chocolate bars towards the end of my pregnancy.
So I had a bit of both Grin

ChangedUserName13 · 13/02/2024 01:08

I don't think any of the old wives tales are true lol 😂

1st baby - girl - spicy chicken wings; gherkins, pickled onion monster munch & full fat coke

2nd baby - girl - gherkins, Seabass with grilled peppers & full fat coke

JDJT · 13/02/2024 02:29

No cravings with DS. Just liked eating as usual😋 Easy pregnancy as had no sickness either!

Richie23 · 13/02/2024 06:54

I wanted curry and chocolate milk, so a bit of both and had a boy.

Ready4ActionRyderSir · 13/02/2024 06:57

Girl - Coca Cola, tomatoes, vinegar

Boy - Coca Cola, doctor pepper, mushrooms, southern fried chicken, noodles/Hot sauce

menopausalmare · 13/02/2024 06:58

Not cravings but aversions. Same with both sexes.

MrsB2019x · 13/02/2024 07:00

Myth - I completely went off chocolate and sweet things with my girl

PickledScrump · 13/02/2024 07:24

Total myth, my first was all savoury, second was sweet, third was a mix but more savoury. I have 3 girls. There is no truth behind any of the old wives tales

HighQueenOfTheFarRealm · 13/02/2024 07:45

Mine was the opposite - cakes and avocado for boy, vinegar and ginger beer for girl

bottomsup12 · 13/02/2024 08:17

Boy, no cravings just extremely hungry all the time. Massive aversion to meat though

bottomsup12 · 13/02/2024 08:17

Also zero libido with boy

Dilbertian · 13/02/2024 08:23

Myth. Same cravings for all of mine, boys and girls. Though with each pregnancy the cravings got more intense .

I did have one clear difference between pregnancies with different sex babies: with my girls the pregnancy nausea started earlier than with my boys, and did not last as long.

Firsttimebabymama · 13/02/2024 08:30

No cravings at all yet, loads of aversions though. Having a girl. 29 weeks pregnant

DemelzaRobins · 13/02/2024 08:45

I've mainly craved Lilt. Baby is a boy.

OopsieeDaisy · 13/02/2024 08:49

I’ve had very similar cravings with both - savoury/salty at the start and sweet later on, definitely a myth!

WandaWonder · 13/02/2024 08:56

I had no cravings so not sure what that says really

MissDolly95 · 13/02/2024 09:46

I think it's myth with savoury or sugar determining the sex of the baby.

I craved McDonalds chicken selects with my first pregnancy and she was a girl.

My second pregnancy I craved meat also, and tomato pasta. Also a girl

JDJT · 13/02/2024 12:50

WandaWonder · 13/02/2024 08:56

I had no cravings so not sure what that says really

Same. Perhaps that we weren't lacking in anything in particular diet-wise?

TobiasForgesContactLense · 13/02/2024 12:53

Mine did follow the old wives tale - with DS I wanted sausage rolls and cheese and onion crisps. Went tight off chocolate and cake (really unusual for me!)

OldTinHat · 13/02/2024 13:00

Winter pregnancy - craved porridge with full fat milk.

Summer pregnancy - craved Angel Delight with full fat milk.

I hate milk!

Both were boys.

Notquitegrownup2 · 13/02/2024 13:47

Ds1 Orange juice and potatoes - huge quantities of both
DS2 Biscuits.

BuffaloCauliflower · 13/02/2024 13:49

Boy - anchovies from the jar, Wotsits and KFC (I’d been vegetarian for about 5 years before him)

Girl - none.

Notquitegrownup2 · 13/02/2024 13:49

I think your body tells you really clearly what it needs but not based on the sex of the baby. More to do with gaps in your own nutrition or energy levels.

seaandsandals · 13/02/2024 14:19

My first was a boy and I craved ice cubes (yes crunched them like crisps)

2nd and 3rd were girls and I craved chocolate ripples with one and mint choc chip ice cream with the other.

Will be 6 weeks tomorrow and it's the first time I've been getting nausea and sickness. Really don't fancy anything other than smoothies right now, wouldn't call it a craving just something I can manage.

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